Twice each year, a gathering of the Nuts & Bolts Gang takes place at a fishy destination on the East Coast or the Gulf Coast.  Everyone is welcome, and you don’t have to own a boat to participate.  fish-n-fest-page-icon

ABOUT THE FISH ‘N FEST:  The Fish ‘N Fest is not a tournament.  Instead it is an opportunity for people who love to spend time on the water to discover a new destination, explore its amenities, enjoy a couple days on the water to make new friends…and catch a few fish along the way.   The event began as a small group of individuals who wanted to experience the same kind of adventures they saw on the Nuts & Bolts of Fishing TV series.  FIsh N Fest Page Collage A.jpg

The first event was held on Hilton Head Island, SC with a group of 30 people and the rest is history.  Today, Fish ‘N Fest events attract over 100 people from all walks of life and from all over the country.

We deliberately limit the attendance to maintain an intimate atmosphere and allow everyone to re-connect with people they’ve met at previous events and allow the ‘Freshman’ class of newcomers to feel welcomed into the Fish ‘N Fest Family.  Past events have been held in coastal towns like Carrabelle, FL, Port St. Joe, FL, Fernandina Beach, FL, Apalachicola, FL, Charleston, SC and other great destinations.

THE NEXT EVENT:  The Fall 2018 Fish ‘N Fest is in the planning stages.  The location and date will be announced very soon.  The best way to stay informed is by subscribing to the Nuts & Bolts E-Newsletter, and following us on the Nuts & Bolts Facebook page.  We make the initial announcement via social media and then publish all the details here on the website.  One thing to remember, we have a limited number of accommodations, evening event seats and charter boat options.  So if you’re thinking about attending…don’t take too long.  The spring event sold out in 10 days.

WHAT WE DO:  First and foremost…We Have Fun!  The Fish ‘N Fest agenda is pretty simple, and lots of fun!  Thursday night we have the Welcome Banquet where everyone has a chance to meet each other and the local charter captains we engage for people who elect not to bring a boat.  Two lucky people win custom made fishing rods from Coach’s Rods and American Tackle Co.  Friday and Saturday are the fishing days.   Saturday night we have the Celebration Banquet where we crown the Inshore and Offshore Kahunas for the event …the biggest inshore and the biggest offshore fish caught.  Fish N Fest Free Ride Ron

And some lucky person walks away with a Fish ‘N Fest Free Ride, which gives them free admission, free accommodations and free charter fishing for the next Fish ‘N Fest event.  And everyone leaves the event with about 100 new friends, plus memories they will cherish for a lifetime.



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