Free event offers demonstrations, seminars and activities geared for families, anglers and amateurs

Sunshine Ace Hardware invites the public to a day of fun and fishing at its second annual Reel in the Sunshine free fishing expo on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sunshine Ace Hardware store in Bonita Springs, located at 9100 Bonita Beach Rd. Throughout the day, the free expo will feature fishing seminars taught by renowned fishing captains, as well as fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The free event features vendor demonstrations from more than 40 brands including Penn, Shimano, Yeti, Costa and more. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with several renowned fishing captains during hourly fishing seminars held throughout the day, offering information about new products, blow-out offers and tank demonstrations. This family-friendly event also includes hourly giveaways and knot and casting contests.

The Reel in the Sunshine fishing seminars feature Captain Mark Goodson, Captain Andrew and Mallory Herzog, Patrick Sebile, Captain Ryan Clase, Captain Chris Turner, Captain Steve Sewell and Captain Geoffrey Page. Reel in the Sunshine attendees can meet Rob Murchison, the creator and producer of Captain’s Tales and the first 150 participants will receive a free Captain’s Tales DVD.

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with seven locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit