Despite the struggles and uneasiness the world had to navigate in 2020, the mandated solitude led many to self discovery, new hobbies, and family togetherness. Individuals dived into outdoor activities to fill their time and to escape the four walls of their own homes. Two such activities saw exponential growth during this time – boating and recreational fishing.
The beauty of the water, the serene backdrop of nature, and the calmness that takes over as you wait for your next catch became the ideal distraction for many during such a difficult time. According to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) “2020 Special Report On Fishing,” 3.1 million people tried fishing for the first time in 2020, growing the total number who fish recreationally up to more than 50 million.
We, as one of the leaders in the boating industry, are thrilled to welcome these new anglers. This growth in the boating audience allows the traditions to continue and the lifestyle to be encouraged and shared. Like RBFF, we aim to educate new and old boaters alike on the fundamentals of boating, and equipping all with the best models, gear, accessories, and services.
Visit our upcoming United States Powerboat Show and speak with industry experts who know all things about boats, water, and gear. Stop by the Fishing Pavilion to speak with Maryland Charters and Guides, representatives from Fish and Hunt Maryland, and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Shop the latest in fishing and boating equipment, accessories, and apparel. Sign up for one of the many educational courses offered at the show or listen to a free boating seminar provided by Chesapeake Bay Magazine. And, find your next big catch – boat style – as the show features the best in new fishing boats.
Any angler, or future angler. shopping for a new boat and wanting to expand their knowledge will not be disappointed. We promise. Purchase your tickets today.