SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TACKLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET

southern california tackle showDon't miss the Southern California Tackle Show and Swap Meet, a unique event offering used and antique tackle. The show has become one of the must-attend events of its kind in Southern California.

The three-day show is a great spot to pick up tackle, trade some of your gear and meet fellow Southwestern tackle collectors or anyone else who has an interest in antique fishing tackle. Show admission is free.

The show starts Thursday afternoon, February 9, and continues through Friday night.

The public is welcome both days, with show hours running from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The show takes place at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1661 Villa Cardiff Dr. in Cardiff, CA, which is just north of San Diego on I-5.

There's also a public show/sale, on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ada Harris Elementary school auditorium located at 1508 Windsor Road, just a few blocks from the Hotel. Rent a table if you want to sell some of your tackle. To reserve one or more tables for the 'Show and Sale' on Saturday morning, the cost is $35 per table to offset the auditorium and table rental fees.

The Holiday Inn Express has set aside a block of 20 double rooms with plenty of room for tackle, at a cost of $85 per night which includes a great breakfast, free parking, exercise facility and pool/spa. The block of rooms will be held until two weeks prior to the February 9, so be sure and register before January 26 to ensure that room rate! You can contact the hotel at 760-944-0427 and indicate that you are with the "Fishing Tackle Show" to ensure you get the rate and room location.

Make it a family affair. Cardiff is near the beach and there are plenty of assorted activities to interest family members as well as a liberal supply of great restaurants to enjoy.For reservations or questions you can contact John Elder at drbaits@aol.com or 619-997-8270. You can also contact Mark Edson at spindiver@aol.com or 619-972-3488.