The 15th Annual Fishing and Outdoors Show

March 27th, 28th & 29th, 2015

The hours of the show:

Admission to the Show:

Fri 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sun 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Adults: $8.00

Children under 12 free
when accompanied by an adult
Weekend Passes Available: $12.00


Located at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena 3882, Carp Rd off the 417. 


 Come get your Redneck on with Valley Outdoors Promotions this year, we've got alot in store for all of you outdoor enthusiasts! 


Bring in your receipt and ID to Dave's Hunter Saftey Booth and write your Turkey Exam at the show!

Haven't ordered the DVD? Don't miss out, follow the link to order!



We have a great line up of seminars this year with some new faces, and old friends!

Check back regularly for times!


Seminar Overview



Friday Saturday  Sunday 

6:30 pm -"Fly Fishing"-

Ottawa Flyfishers Society 

10:00am -"The Traveling Hunter"-

Len Dickinson

10:00am - "Muskie Fishing"-

John Anderson 

7:30 pm Muskie Fishing"- John Anderson 

11:00 am - "Fish Cleaning & Cooking Demonstrations

**Win Jeff Morrison's Fishing Cook Book**

11:00 am - "Falhaver Family Band"

12:00 pm - "Muskie Fishing" -

John Anderson

12:00 pm - "Ask the Butcher" -

Steve Moss 


1:00 pm - "Rendneck Runway Fashion Show" - Amanda Kingsland Country 101.1

**Win 2 tickets to Monster Spectacular May 30th at CT Centre** 

1:00 pm - "Wild Game Cooking Demonstration"

** Win Jeff Morrison's Wild Game Cook Book** 


2:00 pm - "The Traveling Hunter" -

Len Dickinson

2:00 pm - "Big Jim McLaughlin" Canadian Sports Fishing Legend 
  3:00 pm - "Bass From Top to Bottom" - Peter Larmond 2:30 pm - "Falhaver Family Band" 


 Please note, seminars are subject to change.




The Ottawa Flyfishing Society 

An overview of the equipment and the basic casting techniques of fly-fishing.  The Ottawa Flyfishing Society will provide experienced fly fishers to discuss the set up of fly-fishing gear in preparation to target local species including bass, pike, panfish and trout. Casting demonstrations and discussion of flies appropriate for these species will be made.

For more information on the Ottawa Flyfishing Society see our website at

John Anderson 

John Anderson is the owner and operator of the Ottawa River Musky Factory.  He is considered one of the most eminent musky fisherman on either side of the Canadian-American border having been featured and lauded in outdoor magazines, journals, TV shows, radio, and documentaries.  He is a sought after seminar speaker at major fishing events for his knowledge on musky behaviour, tactics, and the environment.


'John Anderson is without a doubt the most knowledgeable and best musky guide in all of Canada.  He knows the Ottawa River better than he knows the back of his hand.' - Reno Viola, Fish 'n' Canada Televsion


'Through my travels with The New Fly Fisher television series I have met a lot of seasoned guides. Few were exceptional in both knowledge delivery and service. John is definitely one of the more exceptional guides I have met.' - Colin McKeown - Producer/Host - The New Flyfisher


"Big" Jim McLaughlin

“Big” Jim as he is affectionately known has been an integral part of the Canadian sportfishing scene for over 30 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Having first gained notoriety as a tournament angler, “Big” Jim was vaulted into the sport fishing spotlight with two CFT Canadian Classics – Canada’s premier tournament title along with a slew of tournament victories numbering 29 to his credit. Following his tournament success, “Big” Jim formed what has become Canada’s largest FREE fishing publication – Just Fishing.  This successful publication is presently entering its 22nd year of bringing much needed angling information to Canadian and American anglers alike.


The 2009 Spring Fishing & Boat Show saw “Big” Jim was awarded the Rick Amsbury Hall of Fame Award presented by the Canadian Sportfishing Hall of Fame for going above and beyond the expectations of the angling community. Then in 2010 “Big” Jim was inducted into Canadian Sportfishing Hall of Fame in the ANGLER division which is secretly his favourite… nothing beats recognition from your peers.


Travelling well over 100 days a year, when “Big” Jim is not working on Just Fishing or teaching a kid to cast he finds time for the family including his beautiful wife of 30+ years Tammy, their three children – Michael, Jennifer & Lindsey, granddaughters – Skye, Emerald, Gracelyn, Charlotte, Ariella, grandsons Ronin and Axel plus Buddy and Bella the very special Springer Spaniels.


Len Dickinson 


Len was born and raised the small village of Ferguson’s Falls, Ontario and as a writer, photographer, and a passionate sportsman, has dedicated most of his life in promoting his hunting heritage and inspiring people to appreciate the beauty that is all around them.  He graduated from Algonquin College with a Diploma in Information Technology and then started working for the Federal Government in Ottawa.  During that time, he continued his education and received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies through Waterloo University.  He presently sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters as well as the Safari Club International holding many key positions both provincially and internationally.

 Len will be explaining some of the advantages of hunting outside your own back yard.  Hunting is his passion and will clarify some of the myths involved with traveling to hunt and how easy and cheap it can be. 


Kid Zone



The kanata Archery Club is back this year to give the kids some hands on training with a bow and arrows! Theses wonderful people have been coming to the show for a long time and always give 100%. They make sure that it is a safe and fun environment for your kids to learn something new! Visit their website for more details! 


The West Carleton Fish & Game Club have been with the show for quite a few years now doing the live trout pond. They have provided a great hands on experience for the kids who participate, as well as hours for their volunteers! We love to see those kids catch a fish of their own and they get to take it home too!


As always we have our casting pond for the little ones who want to catch that big one! We have lots of prizes this year donated to us from Gourley's Variety in Renfrew and Lucky Strike, as well as our materials to build it from Rideau Lumber in Smiths Falls!


We have the Outaouais wood carvers with us this year doing soap carving for those creative kids out there! Watch as your kids make something completely unique and thier own!


The Ottawa Flyfishers are back again this year to help us learn how to tie our own fly! Its a great experience, and is a wonderful skill to learn, especially from those who have the knowledge and are willing to teach! We look forward to seeing them agian this year.



We also have a returning favourite agian this year, old faithful the laser shoot! Come and test your aim and see if you can shoot the ducks! The birds are fake, the competition is real!  


Check out our article on this year's show!


The Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show – Come get your Redneck On

The Valley Fishing and Outdoors Show has gone REDNECK CRAZY. This event, held Friday March 27th trough to Sunday March 29th at the Carp Fairgrounds (3832 Carp Road), promises to be informative and entertaining for the whole family.

The Carp Fairgrounds and Arena is located in the Village of Carp (3832 Carp Road) and is once again the site of this year’s event – the largest of its kind.  Three buildings will be hosting the event this year, with one building dedicated just to firearms for sale or trade. The fairground offers lots of free parking.

This year has it all – with boats,  to get you on the water, outfitters to help you plan your next great adventure getaway, and tackle shops and hunting gear to help outfit you for your season. This year’s show is full of great prizes thanks to our many sponsors. You could win a pair of Monster Spectacular tickets for May 30th at the CTC Centre, fishing rods at the casting pond, a Muskie charter from Muskie Canada or a cookbook from Jeff Morrison “The Outdoors Guy”. This year’s event is truly interactive and a family oriented event with games for the kids and young at heart to test your skills in shooting, archery, casting and fishing, soap carving, fly tying and more.

New this year is Fish Cleaning demonstrations by Jeff McNaughton from MNRF and “Ask the Butcher” with Steve Moss from Mossy’s Smoke Shop. Their demonstrations and tips of the trade will help you turn that trophy catch into a tasty treat. Also new this year will be live entertainment from the Felhaver Band on Sunday to help you kick off the winter blues and put a “jig” in your step as you get ready for spring and the new fishing & hunting season. Amanda Kingsland from Y101 will be on hand Saturday on the main stage to host “The Redneck Runway”, a fashion show of all the new and latest clothing to help keep you warm, dry and looking your best. 

 Turkey tests will also be available at the Dave’s Hunter Safety booth – Remember to contact the OFAH (705)748-6324 X 285 to order your home study turkey DVD prior to the show and bring your receipt to the show to write your exam.

Seminars: We are pleased to be offering an outstanding line-up of presenters on the main stage this year.  John Anderson one of the world’s foremost renound Muskie speakers and television guest and tournament pro will be on the main stage Friday and Saturday.   Canadian Hall of Fame inductee Big Jim McLaughlin will take the stage Sunday. Big Jim has been an integral part of Canadian sport fishing for 30 years and is always a hit at the Show.  The Ottawa Fly Fishing Society will also be taking the main stage on Friday evening.  They will also be giving demonstrations and lessons on tying flies throughout the weekend.  Saturday Len Dickinson will present on “the travelling hunter”.  Len is an avid globe–trotting hunter who will be sure to pass on his tips to make sure your next hunting trip is a memorable one. 

The third building at the show will house the Gun Show.  Admission to the Fishing & Outdoor Show also gets you into this venue.  A Show within a Show! There will be 50 tables of firearms for sale and trade.  These vendors will help you find the perfect firearm for your upcoming hunting season.

So come on out and get your REDNECK on. Free parking and reasonable admission rates, makes this an affordable outing for the whole family. 


Thanks to our sponsors!