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ICAST Daily: What Caught Our Eye at the Annual Fishing Show (Gallery)

From new gear to spectacular booths, here's a look at the images from ICAST 2022 in Orlando.

ICAST Daily: What Caught Our Eye at the Annual Fishing Show (Gallery)

There was plenty to attract one's attention at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. (Photo by Svott Bernarde)

By far the biggest fishing show in the industry, the annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show celebrated its 65th anniversary July 19-22 in Orlando, where the year's newest and greatest gear was unveiled.

More than 12,000 people attended and 565 exhibitors entered more than 900 new items into the show's New Product Showcase to be in the running for the Best of Category and Best of Show awards.

Game & Fish was there to check it all out. Part huge trade show and part fishing spectacle, ICAST 2022 was again a show to remember. Here is our ICAST Daily photo gallery from this year's show.

Tuesday

ICAST Gallery Stay Cool
Tuesday’s On the Water event, where ICAST media attendees got an early hands-on look at new gear, was held outside the convention center and made for a hot start to the annual show. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Cool Duck
It rained plenty during the week of ICAST in Orlando, but Tuesday’s On the Water gear showcase enjoyed plenty of sunlight past noon. However, it stormed soon afterward. Watch videos from Tuesday’s On the Water. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery On the Water
Dozens of gear manufacturers were represented at ICAST's On the Water demo area Tuesday outside the Orange County Conventional Center. Check out all our ICAST 2022 coverage. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery ICAST Gallery Demo Day
On the Water, part of ICAST's Super Tuesday of events, drew a large crowd of show attendees looking for in-person looks at new rods, reels and lures a day before the trade show floor was open. The pond outside the Orange County Conventional Center was even stocked with bass (Photo by Scott Bernarde)

ICAST Gallery New Product Showcase
ICAST's New Product Showcase featured hundreds of new gear items in 30 different fishing-related categories. Read who won the Best of Category awards  (Photo by Scott Bernarde)

Wednesday

ICAST Gallery Attendance
Many observers believe ICAST 2022 was better attended than last year, when the show returned to an in-person event after going virtual in 2022 due to the coronavirus. Game & Fish's video coverage of this year’s event. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery The Big Fishing Show
The 2022 edition of ICAST covered more than 600,000 square feet in the Orange County Convention Center. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery New Products
Display-case and floor space in the New Product Showcase at ICAST 2022 in Orlando were filled with new-for-2022 products. Click here to see who won Best of Show (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Best of Category
Thirty Best of Categories winners were awarded Wednesday night at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. Click here to see the list of winners. Pure Fishing won nine categories, but newcomer PacBak won Best of Show with its portable cleaning/processing/cooler system. Read more on Best of Show. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)

Thursday

ICAST Gallery Lunkers in Tank
The largemouth bass in the Lunkerville demo tank was a great fisherman's attractant all three days on the show floor at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Z-Man
Z-man Fishing debuted several new lures at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. Read more here. Z-man won two Best of Category awards. Read more here (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery AFTCO
AFTCO won four Best of Category awards at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. Click here to read who won the Best of Category awards (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Danco Dragster
One of the show's eyes-widening displays was the dragster at the Danco booth. Danco is the maker of premium fishing tools like pliers and knives. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery BOTE wins
BOTE's Rackham Gatorshell + APEX Pedal Drive kayak won the Best of Category award for Boats and Watercraft at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)

Friday

ICAST Gallery Recharable Aerator
Frabill's ReCharge Deluxe Aerator(left) won ICAST's Best of Category award for Boating Accessory. Find more cool fishing gear items from ICAST here (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Hobie Mirage Passport 12.0
Kayaks have taken an increasing larger footprint at ICAST in recent years. At ICAST 2022, a half-dozen new kayaks were entered into the New Product Showcase, including Hobie's Mirage Passport 12.0. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Best Rods and Reels
New fishing rods and reels were on display all over the show floor at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. Read about new reels from ICAST here, and for new rods from ICAST here. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Best Fishing Electronics
Ground-breaking fishing electronics, featured in large exhibit booths, were highlighted again at ICAST 2022 in Orlando. Click to learn more (Photo by Scott Bernarde)
ICAST Gallery Best Last Day
At 3 p.m. on Friday, July 22, the 65th ICAST show came to a close. ICAST 2023 is scheduled back in Orlando July-14.  In total, 12,000 people attended this year's show. (Photo by Scott Bernarde)

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