Duncan McIntosh Acquires Fred Hall Fishing & Tackle Shows

Duncan McIntosh Acquires Fred Hall Fishing & Tackle Shows

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Boat show producer and marine magazine publisher Duncan McIntosh Co. announced today new ownership of The Fred Hall Shows, the West Coast’s premier fishing, boating, hunting and recreation travel consumer events. The American Sportfishing Association has sold the shows to the newly formed corporation, Fred Hall Shows, Inc.  This entity will consist of Duncan McIntosh, Bart Hall and son Travis Hall.

While the shows are changing hands, “It’s business as usual,” said company President, Duncan McIntosh. “The show’s team remains in place. Our goal is to make the change a non-event as we prepare for our version of March madness.”

Bart Hall continues his role as Show Producer, Mike Lum remains General Manager with Tim Baker, Associate Producer, Show Coordinator Ginny Hall and Katie Hall, Office Manager. Travis Hall will be joining the company, as the third generation of Halls steps out from behind the curtain.

“This represents a great opportunity for us to bring the ownership and management of these events back to Southern California,” McIntosh said. “It‘s also our goal that substantial ownership of the Fred Hall Shows be returned to the Hall family where it all began nearly 70 years ago.”

“This means a great deal to me,” said Bart Hall. “Having the Hall family again involved in an ownership position in the Fred Hall Shows means that we can begin to provide a foundation for the next 70 years of these world class events.”

For 68 years, the annual Fred Hall Fishing Tackle & Boat Shows have been a season-opening tradition for active Southern California outdoor enthusiasts. The shows – held in Long Beach and Del Mar – are two of the largest consumer fishing shows in the U.S.  The 2015 dates are March 4-8 for Long Beach and March 25-29 for Del Mar.  The shows also feature a combination of more boats, more shooting sports gear and more travel and vacation opportunities than you are likely to see anywhere else.

The Fred Hall Shows spotlight the latest must-have sportfishing gear, tackle, fishing boats, marine accessories, camping gear and diving, shooting and hunting products, along with hundreds of resorts, landings, lodges and outfitters that are ready to book outdoor adventures.

Just at the Long Beach venue more than 700 booths and exhibits display the latest tackle and gear for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts while 400 seminars are geared to anglers and outdoors participants of all experience levels. Panels, a dive pool, reel maintenance seminars, cooking challenges and a Kids Fish Free Trout Pond are offered at the annual shows.

There is no other consumer show in the country that has as many fishing tackle manufacturers represented than the Fred Hall Shows.

To contact the show management, call the Camarillo office at (805) 389-3339 or email info@fredhall.com.

About Duncan McIntosh Co.
The Duncan McIntosh Co. was founded in 1979 as a publishing company and producer of Southern California boat shows. Today, the company publishes two consumer boating titles, Sea Magazine and Boating World magazine; and one B2B title, Editor & Publisher, the well-respected journal that covers the rapidly changing business environment of the newspaper industry. The company also produces The Log, Southern California’s bi-weekly boating and fishing newspaper. Since 1973, the Duncan McIntosh Co. also has produced two of the West’s largest in-the-water boat shows, The Newport Boat Show and The Lido Yacht Expo.

For more information regarding the Duncan McIntosh Co., visitwww.duncanmcintoshco.com

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