Sunshine Ace Hardware will host its 7th Annual Reel in the Sunshine Fishing Expo on Feb. 4 at its retail store in Bonita Springs.
Reel in the Sunshine is a free event aimed at recreational and beginning anglers, and features vendor-led product demonstrations, hot-off-the-grill BBQ samples prepared by Sunshine Ace’s grill masters, numerous giveaways and exclusive discounts on fishing gear and apparel only available during the event. Local fishing guides and boat captains will lead interactive seminars and discussions, sharing expertise about local waterways and top fishing spots, what types of bait to use and techniques for a successful day on the water.
“Fishing has continued to grow in popularity as people of all ages and abilities recognize the importance of connecting with nature and relieving stress,” said Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. “Reel in the Sunshine is a great opportunity for new anglers to learn the basics of fishing, while the more experienced ‘weekend captains’ can check out new fishing reels, high-performance gear and apparel hitting the market.”
Sunshine Ace Hardware will announce featured speakers and raffle items as the event draws closer.
Reel in the Sunshine will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Sunshine Ace Hardware in Bonita Springs, 9100 Bonita Beach Road SE. Admission is free, but guests can participate in a raffle and charity luncheon to support Captains for Clean Water, a nonprofit with a mission to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems for the use and enjoyment by all.