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Fishing expo draws thousands, promotes education

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 07:06:28-05

Western New York's largest Fishing Expo returned for its third consecutive year Sunday in Niagara Falls.

Thousands of fishing enthusiasts who weren't out ice fishing Sunday packed the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls.

Guests learned more about the sport of fishing, and had the chance to hear from professionals. The event had more than 100 different seminars, and hundreds of vendors and fishing gear available.

Kids also had an opportunity to fish, and fall in love with the sport.

"We have one of the best fresh water fisheries in the country," said Bill Hilts, Jr., one of the event coordinators. "We want people to know more about it, and get people out enjoying the resources we have."

Organizers say the event is growing by the numbers each year.

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