Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2022 at The Alliant Energy Center

Our Non-profit Partners

In 1986 the Madison Fishing Expo was founded and brought to life by an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers. Dozens of of non-profit partners, over the decades, helped make Wisconsin a better place to fish. This tradition continues today, as the Wisconsin Fishing Expo continues to work hand-in-hand with a variety of non-profit organizations, dedicated to a broad array of endeavors related to our great outdoors traditions, and the conservation ethic. We are proud to count these fine organizations among our most recent partners in bringing the WI Fishing Expo to a new generation of fishing enthusiasts.

    • Yahara Fishing Club
    • Madison Bass Club
    • UW Whitewater Fishing Team
    • Capital City Muskies
    • Wisconsin Fishing Team
    • Dane County Conservation League
    • Fishing For The Heart
    • Wisconsin Hero Outdoors
    • Heroes On The Water
    • 4-Lakes Bassmasters
    • Trout Unlimited
    • Shabazz City High School’s Project Green Teen
    • Muskies Matter
    • Wisconsin Women Fish
    • Fishing Has No Boundaries
    • U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary
    • Ice Junkies Outdoors
    • Dane County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol
    • Aldo Leupold Foundation

Our partners that help make our show happen:

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Dear Expo Enthusiasts,

We regret to inform you that we have received notification from our host venue, Madison’s Alliant Energy Center, that they have extended the closure of their facility likely until 7/1/21, and therefore they have canceled all during those times, including ours for February 26-28, 2021.

As you all know, we’ve been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming event, despite the various challenges to space planning, safety measures, determining how to have our traditional seminar series in a virtual style, and even the extended closure of the Canadian border.  This setback is disappointing for us, as it undoubtably is for many of you, and our vender partners.

Attempting to prepare options, we spent much of the month of last July researching and visiting alternative sites, in preparation for just such a decision.  Unfortunately, we were unable to contract a space sufficiently large enough, and with the necessary facilities, for a date set which was acceptable to a majority of our vendor partners, as confirmed by a survey we completed in early August.

Thus our 2021 WI Fishing Expo has to be canceled, and we’ll begin making arrangements with our vendor partners for the 2022 event, slated for February 25th through the 27th.

Remember fellow anglers, this isn’t goodbye, just so long, till next year!  Wait until you see what’s new for 2022!