Recreation and outdoors calendar (Feb. 17)

Friends Dave Beauchamp, left, and Sam Smith set out in their kayaks at Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne.
Friends Dave Beauchamp, left, and Sam Smith set out in their kayaks at Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne. (Matt Button / The Aegis)

Annapolis Anglers’ Club

Feb. 20: South River keeper Jesse Iliff discusses Arundel Rivers Federation’s mission, water quality issues and oyster restoration projects. Vendor is Nancy Cann Shimer of Coastal Impressions Studio. Starts at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville. Go to for details.


Saltwater experts

Feb. 23: Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theater, Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Tickets are $55 to hear national and local experts, including captains Robin Payne (Rock-N-Robin Fishing Charters) and Randy Dean (Bay Hunter Charter Fishing), and Annapolis Angling Club’s Dale Dirks.

Annapolis Fishing Expo

Feb. 23: Annapolis Anglers Club’s Saltwater Fishing Expo. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annapolis Elks Lodge 622, Route 2, Annapolis. Seminars, vendors. $5 at the door. Details:

Fishing Flea Market

Feb. 23: Mid-Shore Fishing Club’s annual Fishing Flea Market. 8 a.m.-noon, Elks Club 1272 south of Cambridge off Route 50. Entrance fee: $2 (free under 12 years old). To reserve a table, call Harry Miller at 301-807-4247.

Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest

Feb. 23-24: The 19th Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest will feature seminars (both free and for-fee) and advice from local guides and fly shops about hot spots in the Mid-Atlantic and the best approaches to catch fish in the region. Site: BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum. Times: 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $10 for one of the two days or $15 for both days. Anglers 16 and under and active military personnel will be admitted free. Details: or on Facebook. For more information, email event director Tony Friedrich at

Anglers Night Out

Feb. 26: Feature film is “Finding Joe Brooks: Maryland’s Fly Fishing Pioneer.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.

Fishing seminar

March 2: Tri-State Marine’s Fishing Seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Captains Richie Gaines and Charlie Sisson present techniques on Light Tackle, Trolling and Live Lining. $30 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call Dawn Yoder 410-867-2398 to register.

Kayak fishing

March 9: Kayak fishing course offered by Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold campus. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $59. Mark Bange and John Veil, instructors. Register at or by calling 410-777-2345.


Pasadena Sportfishing Group

March 11: Pasadena Sportfishing Group meeting. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park.

Fly Anglers Fishing Club

March 14: Fly Anglers Fishing Club’s “Brew & Tie” will be at Kislings Tavern at 6:30 p.m.

Maryland Fly Fishing Show

March 16: The Third Annual Maryland Fly Fishing Show brings together enthusiasts and vendors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towson University, West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive. Free seminars. Free garage parking next to the building. Facebook and Instagram @MarylandFlyFishingShow. Website:

Saltwater Expo

March 16: Upper Eastern Shore Anglers & host Saltwater Expo. Expert speakers and tackle for sale. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at American Legion, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville.

Annapolis Anglers’ Club

March 20: Speaker Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present a Chesapeake Bay fisheries status and discuss rockfish regulations. Vendor will be Jeremy Dempsey of Old 87 Custom Rods.

Anglers Night Out

March 26: Feature film is “Tribute to Tuna.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.

Decoys and more

Through March 31: Exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels shares the stories of Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs and other artifacts.

Bay Bridge Boat Show

April 12-14: At Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville. Features more than 400 powerboats up to 75 feet in length. The show includes fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet boats, ski boats and bowriders. A wide array of on-land exhibitors will have boating gear and equipment on display. A VIP Red Carpet Lounge will be available. New boaters can check out on-water training classes provided by the BoatUS Foundation. Details:

Cruisers University

April 25-28 and Oct. 7-10: In Annapolis with more than 50 classes. Curriculum is suitable for sailors and powerboaters. Details:

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

April 26-28: The show features new and brokered sailboats. Programs include Cruisers University and First Sail Workshop. There will be a VIP Red Carpet Lounge. Details:

First Sail Workshop

April 26-28, Oct. 10-14: Participants learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with American Sailing Association instructors on Beneteau First 22s provided by SailTime or Catalina 22 Sport’s provided by the Freedom Boat Club. Admission to the sailboat show is included. Details:

United States Powerboat Show

Oct. 3-6: The 48th annual show will have more than 500 boats on display in downtown Annapolis. There will be on-land displays with boating equipment and gear, a VIP Red Carpet Lounge and educational programs through Cruisers University. Offerings include Brokerage Cove and a Demo Dock, where dealers and manufacturers demonstrate new-model powerboats, outboard engines and stabilizing systems. Details:

United States Sailboat Show

Oct. 10-14: The Annapolis show will celebrate its 50th anniversary. An extensive display of monohull and multihull sailboats will be showcased, along with the latest in boating gear, accessories and equipment. Offerings include Vacation Basin, the VIP Red Carpet Lounge, Cruisers University, Take the Wheel and First Sail Workshop. Details:


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