The 2024 Freeport Fishing, Boating Show and Auction  will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center from February 17th, – 18th, 2024 with seminars by the region’s top fishermen. https://freeportfishingshow.com

Please go to our new Website http://freeportfishingshow.com for updated information


The Freeport Fishing, Boating & Auction Show at the Freeport Recreation Center has been tabbed the “can’t miss” sportfishing event of the year in New York, and kicks off this year on Saturday of President’s Day weekend, February 17th, with doors opening at 8 a.m. Early arrival is recommended in order to benefit from deals offered by more than 70 exhibitor booths.

* NEW at the 2024 show *

Door prize will be held at the NYSF booth, located in the main Lobby  area every hour.

Free Fishing Simulator game

“NYS DEC fishing game and hands-on activities” 

for kids 6 and up

Starting on Sunday 2:30 PM we will hold our live auction.

Be sure to stop by the NYSF booth to enter and speak to one of our directors for further details.  Good luck!!   

Find great deals on tackle of all kinds at the Freeport show.

FREE fishing seminars have always been a spotlight of the event, and our 2024 seminar line-up will feature topics like jigging for blackfish, tactics for catching trophy stripers, surf tins, doormat fluke, offshore rigging and tactics for shark, surf and kayak fishing, as well as many other seminars from top experts throughout the 2-day event, right up until the big auction.

Bid on auction prizes like this one won in 2014, a trip aboard Rocket Charters in Manhattan.

Proceeds from the 2-day show and auction will benefit the NYSF and its ongoing efforts to protect and serve New York’s sportfishing community.

In recent years, NYSF has used funds raised from the show to support their “Teach a Kid To Fish” Program, Casting For Recovery, and helping support important non-profit programs in the New York marine district like the Sweeney Sportfishing Center and Sportfishing Alliance, while also promoting sportfishing interests across both sides of the aisle in Albany.

The NYSF also helped sponsor production of Montauk Rocks, a film by Richard Siberry about America’s surfcasting Mecca, released in 2013.  In addition to a kids fishing trip out of Captree and Freeport in 2022, NYSF also sponsored a party boat trip for some of our New York service veterans in September of 2022!

Sen. Schumer with NYSF president Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and The Fisherman's Fred Golofaro at the 2010 Freeport Show.
Sen. Charles Schumer with NYSF director Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and The Fisherman’s Fred Golofaro at the 2010 Freeport Show.

Show times — Saturday, February 17th from 8am – 6pm; Sunday, February 18th from 9am – 2:30pm.  A grand pubic auction takes place at 2:30 with various fishing items offered for sale including custom rods, reels, lures, books and videos, photos, apparel, charter and party boat trips.

Admission is $10 children under 12 are free.  The Freeport Recreation Center is located at 130 E. Merrick Road in Freeport, less than half mile west of Exit M9W off the Meadowbrook.

Free Parking is available, but anglers are advised to arrive early on Saturday and Sunday as spots can fill up rather quickly!

2024 Show Vendors

Check out the tentative 2023 line-up of seminars by the region’s top fishermen.