The 5,000 gallon aqurium is one of the shows favorite attractions. The audience can receive expert information from witnessing the professionals use various techniques in catching fish right before their eyes. Bass fishing secrets from the experts to help you get the BIG ONES!


Gun Law Seminar

Arming Gun Owners With Knowledge

Saturday, January 12  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Gun Seminar with Paid Admission


Pay for entry on Saturday 1/12/18 and attend a free gun law seminar sponsored by The Heritage Guild and the Garden State Outdoors Show from 1:30-4:00pm.  Register onlinepay to enter the show, and join us at 1:30pm in the main ball room to hear Attorney Evan Nappen ESQ. teach on New Jersey Gun Law.  Click the link above to reserve your seat today! 

Speaker Information: Join us at the main ball room on Saturday from 1:30-4pm to hear Attorney Evan Nappen Speak on New Jersey Firearms Law.  Magazine bans, trigger cranks, bump fire stocks, and.. rubber bands? Find out what items are now illegal in New Jersey, and how to protect yourself. As a New Jersey gun owner, you can't afford to be uneducated—ignorance of the law is not a legal excuse! Grace periods are coming to a close, and previously legal items are now considered criminal contraband. Join U.S. LawShield and Independent Program Attorney Evan Nappen at this seminar to help make sure the items in your safe don't earn you criminal charges, fines, and even jail time.  Make sure to register online to reserve your seat today!!!


The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's "Garden State Deer Classic" has been part of this sportsmen's show since 1999. This statewide competition is open to all New Jersey Deer hunters and is one of the most prestigious contests in the state. The classic draws more exceptional displays each year with several awards given out on Sunday at 2:30 pm to the most outstanding entries. 

For complete details visit the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife website. For more information click

 3-D ARCHERY and PUBLIC SHOOT                                CASH PRIZES

Open to all Adult Archers 18 or over

STYLES – Who can shoot? Bring Your Own Bow!

The Bow Hunter: Compound Bow, Hunting or Target Equipment Only!
Both Male & Female shoot in the same class.


Open Shoot Schedule: (Come to the show any of the below days to Shoot the 3D Tournament) - Bring your Bow! 

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Thursday1:00 PM7:00 PM
Friday1:00 PM7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM4:00 PM


(Top qualifiers from the above schedule will face off in the elimination round on Sunday)

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Sunday10:00 AM3:00 PM

For More Details and To Register – Click Here!



Fee to play:  $10 attraction ticket per game

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Archery Tag® consists of teams of five players on opposing sides, separated by a Safe Zone.


Fee to shoot:  $5 attraction ticket session

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 "SIMUL-CAST" POND by Captain Mike Corblies

Q. What is the "SIMUL-CAST" Exhibit?

A. Our exhibit is a 90' long casting pond that is 40' wide by 4' deep.

We have large screen T.V. monitors placed along side the pond that are hooked up to our dvd/video camera pa system that shows exciting fly fishing and kayaking video footage related to the techniques we are teaching at and in the pond.

We call it "SIMUL-CASTING" and it takes teaching these sports to a whole new level. Member Pros of AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS plus national and regionally known guest Pros give Pond Side Seminars on many topics. Our performances are very interactive with our guests plus we offer individual casting lessons and kayaking tips between presentations. 

For more information on the simul-cast show:

 FIRE & ICE PAVILION               Featured Pavilion @ GSOSS

Fire & Ice Expo is the one stop shop for creating the ultimate mancave, camping or backyard barbeque. Here you’ll find a wide variety of products, interact with celebrity chefs, discover new recipes , educate your curiosity with cutting edge seminars from barbequing geniuses and much more. Fire & Ice will be featured area at Garden State Outdoor Sports Show.

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The Pistol Range is the perfect attraction to show off and practice your air-soft and paintball skills with various targets. Never shot before? Learn here, it’s easy!

  $$ Paid Attraction


The Newark Bait & Fly Casting is hosting a "REEL KIDS" event on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Participation in the event is free and open to children of all ages. During the event, children will be given hands-on instruction on the basic lure presentation techniques of flipping, pitching and casting.


Learn how to cast a rod, mine for treasures and much more in the Kids Zone, fun for the whole family!

 AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS - 13th Annual Fly Fishing Competition 

Mike Corblies, national fly fishing personality and Director of American Fly Fishing Schools will Emcee a Kids Fly Casting Competition at the A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST" Pond. It's a fly casting accuracy tournament for kids 10 to 17. Kid’s compete by appropriate age groups and no previous fly casting experience is necessary to participate. All the equipment is provided. This contest for young anglers is to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and maybe win some great prizes. Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Kids can Register and practice with Capt. Mike and other Pros in between the scheduled programs at the Pond.

Kid’s Schedule Of Events at the Casting Pond
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kid’s Sign Up for the Fly Casting Contest and Kid’s Practice Fly Casting Time with Chip Jablonski
12:00PM - 12:30PMCapt. Mike & Bill Haldaman will demo "Learning to Fly Cast and Keeping it Simple" Plus Capt. Mike will explain the Competition Rules
12:30PM -Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Time
2:00PM -Allan Johnson - Demo - "Learning to fly cast for distance"
2:30PM -Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Time
5:00PM - Capt. Mike will demonstrate the techniques he uses to take gamefish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with a 2019 13' BATTLEWAGON flats skiff
6:00PM - 7:30PMKid’s Fly Casting Competition Time
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Sign Up & Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Time

12:00PM - 1:00PMCapt. Mike, demonstrating the techniques he uses to take gamefish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with a 2019 13' BATTLEWAGON flats skiff
1:00PM - 3:00PMKid’s Final Competition
3:00PM - 3:30PMKID’s Awards Presentation with Capt. Mike Corblies
3:30PM - 4:30PMPaul Healy, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take trout, bass​ ​plus other species from his inflatable rafts. Paul will discuss the pros an​d cons​using bamboo, graphite and fiberglass fly rods
Prizes to be announced at the pond.

For more information: 


American Fly Fishing Schools has a 30' Rolling Museum and Fly Tying Theater built on a custom trailer that looks like a fishing lodge inside and out. Inside it has a 3 person fly tying bench with big screen broadcast and recording capability. A custom fly line and shooting head work station. Original fly fishing art, a ton of tackle, kayaks and even a fireplace. It is a center attraction of any event that it visits.

Come see the first ever "FLY SHOP/LODGE ON WHEELS". Sponsored by Regal Vise, Wild Water Fly Fishing, East Coast Fishermen, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and Florida Sportsmen Magazines and many other top fly fishing products and companies.


The German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of NJ group will man a booth with some of their "charges" and be happy to answer your questions and help you in finding a new "family member". This Rescue Club was formally organized during the 1980's at the request of the American Kennel Club. During their first year in existence they assisted over one hundred German Shorthaired Pointers in need!!! Through the many years of evolving, today this group is one of the most active and most successful rescue groups on the East Coast and possibly the U.S.


These K-9 tracking dogs are used to help the wildfire investigator by tracking the scent of a suspect from the scene; giving the investigator direction of travel, possible witnesses, and a more defined search area. The mere presence of the dogs has convinced two suspects to admit to lighting wildfires. The K-9 team has been utilized to assist in several wildfire investigations to date. The bloodhounds have also found use in the search for lost persons in rural and forested areas. The K-9 team has been utilized on two searches over the past year.

Another use of these scent dogs is to enhance our public information campaign. Over the past year, the K-9 team has taken part in over 110 informational programs with over 8,800 direct contacts. During the programs, the public receives fire prevention and enforcement education, with the scent dogs being the catalyst for interaction. People love the bloodhounds, drawing larger crowds, and initiating more questions.


The catch & release trout pond is sure to make your heart melt and bring your entire family a lot of joy. There is nothing better than watching your child catch their first fish.


The Wild World of Animals Show was voted one of the top five Edu/tainment shows in the world in 2007 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. We have performed in 36 different states, coast to coast, and are always well received by children and adults alike.

The show entails about 13 different animals ranging from reptiles, birds and mammals. The lineup is very diverse, mirroring one of the themes of the show: the importance of all animals. The show is fast paced and has a great balance of fun and facts, which is sure to hold everyone’s attention.

Show Days & Times

Thursday & Friday
1:30PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM

10:30AM, 2:00PM, 6:30PM

10:30AM, 1:00pm, 3:30PM




Free Cast Net Lessons
Demo scheduled every ½ hour on the hour.

Learn the secret of throwing a cast net.
Hands on instructions to anyone in audience that wants to try.

Ticket Information


Thursday  1 - 8

Friday       1 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5

Business Seminar

Friday, January 11 at 6 PM
FREE with General Admission Ticket

60 Minute Class:
Halo Waterfowl CEO Greg Camp and Lime Biscuit Creative CEO Mark Sullivan

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Show Days & Times

Thursday & Friday -
1:30PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM

Saturday -
10:30AM, 2:00PM, 6:30PM

10:30AM, 1:00pm, 3:30PM

2019 Bass University Fishing Classes

January 12th - 13th



Free Cast Net Lessons
Demo scheduled 

every ½ hour on the hour.

Learn the secret of throwing a cast net.
Hands on instructions to anyone in audience that wants to try.


"Reel Kids" Event

World Famous Hawg Trough

NJ Hot Sauce pavilion