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Meet Cole Beres

Cole Beres is a 19-year-old national level Canadian archer who has been around the world competing in the sport of archery!

Cole starting shooting in 2013 and after a short 2 years of shooting he was able to make Team Alberta in 2015 and competed in the Canada Winter Games in Prince George BC representing Alberta where he brought home the bronze medal for Alberta.

After the Canada Winter Games Cole started to compete at the national level taking home 4 golds and 2 silvers over 4 years at the Canadian nationals. He began shooting internationally in 2017 at the World Archery Youth Championships representing Canada in Rosario Argentina where along with his 2 team mates brought home the silver medal in the team event. After Argentina he continued to compete around the world.

Meet Brad Fenson

Brad Fenson is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and unique outdoor adventures. Brad travels extensively throughout the world on various hunting and fishing adventures each year. This gives him the chance to field test some of the latest and most advanced gear coming on the market. Field testing rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, archery products, ammunition, optics, clothing, and camping gear, has provided Fenson with a broad knowledge base for modern sporting equipment. Brad works hard to learn new techniques and strategies to increase his knowledge as a hunter and angler and then shares his understanding with readers and viewers.

Fenson started writing over 30 years ago and continues to expand his markets. He has been in print in over 65 publications in North America, and his photographs enjoy an even larger distribution. Fenson has been involved with several bestselling book projects, like Total Fishing Manual, Total Gun Manual, and Total Outdoorsman Manual. Brad’s accomplishments are impressive with over 50 national communication awards for his writing and photography.

When it comes to cooking wild fish or game, Fenson is always experimenting. Smokers, pellet grills, outdoor stoves, and cast iron, are all staples in menu planning. Brad has several recipe columns and produces a number of video segments for television and social media every month. His passion for hunting and fishing extends to the meals he shares with family and friends.

Well versed on the seminar trail Brad’s communication skills keep him in demand at several Sportsman Shows and hunting and fishing club meetings doing seminars, presentations, and television shows.

Meet Josh Nugent

Josh Nugent learned to fly fish at the age of six. In 2003 Josh started Out Fly Fishing Outfitters and by 2015 had purchased a fly shop at the age of 33. Guiding put Josh through his undergraduate and graduate degrees, where he did his Master's Thesis on the visual characteristics of expert fly casters. In 2018 he also founded a Guide training school.

He’s been fortunate enough to fish 15 different countries, to be featured in many fly fishing publications, both as a writer and photographer, he’s been in multiple fly fishing film festivals as well as hosting numerous TV shows. Now he guides, and hosted trips around the globe, speaking engagements and runs the Fly Shop. Teaching and introducing as many people to the sport is something he’s passionate about, from families to fanatics and everyone in between.

Meet Lisa Roper

Lisa Roper is an outdoor enthusiast who loves and respects the beauty of the land, the challenge of the hunt, and the thrill of fishing. She has been raised in a family where hunting and fishing is an important part of their lives and who they are. Lisa uses her passion of the outdoors to encourage and inspire other women, youth, and beginners to not only learn and love the sport of hunting and fishing, but also the importance of conservation. In 2018, Lisa was honored to be named the first female Brand Ambassador in Canada for Len Thompson Lures and the first female Pro-Staff in Alberta for SPYPOINT Trail Cameras. She is very proud to be a Pro-Staff member and sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine Boats, SHE and Redhead Brand Apparel.


Meet Wes David

Wes David was born and raised on a cattle ranch in central Albert and has called Airdrie, Alberta home for the last 16-years. Former professional bull rider turned professional walleye tournament angler, outdoor writer, and host & producer of Fishing the Wild West TV, a fishing show dedicated to angling throughout western Canada and the northern U.S. States. Fishing the Wild West TV is in its 4th season and currently airing on 7-different US and Canadian networks.

Wes spends about 125-days on the water each year fishing, videoing, and researching information for magazines, TV, and conservation efforts. Wes has videoed and written magazine articles covering all freshwater fish species and fishing for them and many saltwater species. Articles and videos also cover hunting, wildlife and fisheries, fishing gear, outdoor youth, and future conservation.

Wes is a big believer in conservation, educating about Canada’s fisheries and wildlife, and getting our youth involved in the outdoors.

Meet Mitchell and Roger Payment

Mitchell was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age and immediately became an outdoor and hunting enthusiast. Even at the early age of 12 it was evident that he had a talent beyond his years and has been fortunate to have harvested some impressive animals with his bow.


Roger also started hunting with his father at a very young age and over the years has learnt a lot about the habits and characteristics of the different game they pursue. The knowledge, techniques and respect he has will continue to be handed down from generation to generation.


With Mitchell’s ever-expanding commitment to his hunting endeavors, Roger can now be found mainly behind the camera, which allows them to make memories that will last a life time and provides the opportunity to share their passion and experiences with the hunting community.


Meet the Fishinggeeks

Sean and Adam Konrad, also known as “The Fishinggeeks” are identical twins born in Saskatoon, Sask. These gents have been fishing their entire lives.  It all started back at the age of 4 when their father took them out to Diefenbaker Lake and their love and expertise of the sport has grown with them along the way. 

Their fond memories at that lake included catching Walleye, Burbot, Pike and the good old Whitefish.  However, Rainbow Trout was always the prize catch.  Now, the Fishinggeeks are multi-species anglers who mainly target trout around Saskatchewan and Alberta.  These provinces have outstanding fisheries that provide trophy opportunities like no other.

Adam lives in Saskatoon with his wife Christena and two children, Robyn and Lincoln.  Sean lives in Spruce Grove and lives with his 10-year-old daughter, Nyla.  Family always comes first for these fishing gurus but Fishing doesn’t come far behind.  Both Adam and Sean are Journeyman Automotive Mechanics but Fishing is their true passion. 

These guys hold 2 world records, the 48lb Rainbow Trout and 25.2lb Burbot.  Not only that, they also landed 9-line Class world records and the Saskatchewan Provincial Record Brown Trout at 26lbs.


Show location

Edmonton Expo Centre

7515 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0J2

(403) 245-9008

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Show hours

  • Thursday, March 12 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, March 13 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 14 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 15 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Adults (ages 18+) $16.00
  • Juniors (ages 13 to 17) $ 11.00
  • Seniors (ages 65+) $ 10.00
  • Children (12 years and under, when accompanied by a paid adult) FREE
  • Family Pass (2 adults & 2 juniors) $ 38.00

About us

Canadian National Sportsmen's shows is a not-for-profit Corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. The Calgary Boat & Sportsmen's Show, part of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS), first took place in Calgary back in 1977. 40+ years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada's outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million dollars. Community programs launched by CNSS include "Kids Fishing Day", which allocated more than 65,000 fishing kits to children over the 10 years of the program.

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