Fred Hall Shows Are Approaching Seven Decades

Written By: FishSniffer Staff
December 29, 2013

The Fred Hall Shows…The Ultimate Outdoor Experience will come to Southern California again this year for the 68th year in a row. These shows began in 1946 in West Los Angeles near the world famous Farmers Market.  For decades The Long Beach Show, March 5-9, at the Long Beach Convention Center and the San Diego Show, March 27-30, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, have been known as the world’s premiere consumer fishing tackle shows.  “There is nothing else like these shows on the planet”, says Bart Hall, Producer of the Fred Hall Shows.  “My father developed a formula that celebrates and showcases sportfishing in a way that cannot be matched by any other events.  We have taken that formula and pushed it to its maximum fulfillment.  The 2014 shows will be very special”.

Over the last five years the shows have undergone some dramatic changes and that is why they are now called “The Ultimate Outdoor Experience”.  Mike Lum, General Manager of the Fred Hall Shows says, “The Fred Hall Show in Long Beach has never had the cross section of outdoor activities that will be featured in 2014.  More fresh and saltwater fishing from trout to billfish and everything in between.  Premium optics from companies like Zeiss, Swarovski, Vanguard, Celestron and others will be featured in Optics Alley.  There will be an expanded marine electronics section and a greatly expanded fly-fishing area where anyone can learn how easy it is to add a fly rod to their fishing arsenal.  The hunting and shooting portion of the show has been growing every year but 2014 will show the biggest growth ever!”

The Fred Hall Shows are great fun for men, women and children of all ages.  There are over 600 seminars in the 9 days of the two shows, hours of family fun activities everyday, tens of thousands of products on display, hundreds of boats, Trucks, SUV’s, cool cars, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, and so much more.  Mike Lum says,” It is truly the Ultimate Outdoor Experience.  Great fun for kids of all ages! I can’t wait for this year’s shows!”

People come from all over the world to attend these events.  Calls come into the Fred Hall Show offices in December and January from all over the world, Germany, Australia, Canada, and South America…all asking about the seminar schedules because they want to organize their flight schedules with the seminars they want to see.

The Fred Hall Shows are also California’s largest boat shows with more boats on display, of every kind, than any other boat show.  Fred Hall Shows used to just concentrate on fishing boats, but when the recession decimated both the boating industry and the boat show industry the Fred Hall Shows began to take on boats of all kinds.  They now feature all of the fishing boats sold in California but also, pontoon boats, deck boats, high performance boats, tow-boats and cruisers.  The Fred Hall Shows display and show more kayaks than any other shows in the nation.

Don’t miss the Fred Hall Shows March 5-9, at the Long Beach Convention Center and March 27-30 at the Del mar Fairgrounds.  Details can be found at

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