Long Beach Boat Show opens today

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The 72 annual Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention Center opens at 1 p.m. Pacific time today and runs through Sunday.

Billed as the world’s largest sportfishing show, the event features all forms of outdoor recreation including fishing tackle, marine accessories, international fishing and hunting travel booths, boats and casting ponds. Interactive exhibits include Hobie Kayak demo rides, hunter and angler specific vehicles, dive and SCUBA equipment instruction, air-gun ranges, archery ranges and more than 400 seminars.

Show hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for Seniors 62 years and older and $13 for military personnel with valid I.D. Children 15 and under are free with an adult. Tickets are available at the show or here.

Full information on the show can be found at www.fredhall.com