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Catch smiles at AZGFD Expo Family Fishing Area

Posted March 12, 2018

When bluegill bite and rod tips bounce, the kids’ facial expressions range from shock and excitement to joy and laughter. The Family Fishing Area at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar Safari Club International, is one of the event’s most popular booths.

See video of the action from a recent Expo.

Two bubbling tanks will be lined with equally bubbly kids – and all ages will have an opportunity to try their hands at fishing.

The family-friendly Expo will be held March 24-25 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, just west of Interstate 17 on Carefree Highway. The Expo features FREE admission and parking and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For some kids, it will be their first fishing experience.

Our staff and volunteer experts will help remove fish from hooks and ensure a memorable experience for beginning and novice anglers.

Gold sponsors are OneAZ Credit Union, Sig Sauer and, MyOutdoorTV®.

For more information about the 2018 Outdoor Expo, visit