Fishing, Fishing, Fishing! It’s a word that’s been echoed through the City of Peterborough since early 2020 when the official news came out that the Bowmanville Tackle Swap and Fishing Show – previously held for the last 8 years in Bowmanville – was going to officially make Peterborough its new home.
After outgrowing all possible venues in the Clarington area, show organizers Kyle and Leanne Carruthers decided to move it to the heart of Peterborough – right smack dab in the middle of the Kawartha Lakes, which are known to be some of the best fishing waters in the province.
The first show was set to take place in early March of 2020 but show organizers had to call it off two days before the event due to the pandemic and the first Ontario lockdown. Now, after having to cancel again in 2021 on two different occasions, the show will be held in Peterborough on March 20th, 2022 at the Memorial Centre in the Morrow building.
“It’s been a long time coming and we cannot wait to launch this event in Peterborough,” says show organizer Leanne Carruthers. “We have never had a response like this for a show and we are expecting to have over 150 vendors. The support from the fishing industry has been unbelievable – we are going to do our part as the promoters to make sure this show is a success, and we will do it in the safest way possible. We have never had so many people this excited to come to one of our events”.
The Peterborough Tackle Swap and Fishing Show has a variety of vendors and retailers attending from across North America including big names like Shimano, Daiwa, Garmin, and St. Croix as well as many top tackle stores and lure makers like The Perfect Jig, Peterborough Pro Tackle, JB’s Fishing Depot, Tackle Depot and many more including over 60 personal tables of anglers selling new and used tackle!
“The show really has something for everyone” says Kyle Carruthers. “Everyone from the top tournament guy to the young kid just getting into fishing, there will be something for you to learn, do or buy at the show. That is what makes the fishing community so great. We are always looking for new ways to grow the sport and this show is just one of those avenues”.
For more details make sure to check out the show’s Facebook page for up-to-date info as we lead up to the event.
Peterborough Tackle Swap and Fishing Show
March 20th, 2022 at the Memorial Centre