Two local fishing clubs have mid-winter shows planned this month.
Angler Unlimited will have its fourth annual fishing exposition Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Green-Armory.
The club is unusual in that it favors no particular kind of fishing. Says member Ray Cradlin: "We have all kinds of fishermen - perch, bass, salt water, float fishermen, fly tiers . . ."
Admission to the show is $2 for adults, $1 for children, with one-fourth of the proceeds going to Children's Hospital. There will be a boat raffle an demonstrations taxidermy, lure-making, rod-building, tackle aft, fly tying and exhibits by guides, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the Izaak Walton League and other organizations.
On the following Sunday, Feb. 26, is the combined Potomac/National Capital Bassmasters bass show at the Sheration National Motor Hotel in Arlington. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the area, last year drawing close to 2,0000 people.
This year's guest attraction is bass pro Billy Westmorland. Master of ceremonies is outdoor writer Gene Mueller.
Organizer Eric Dickerson said proceeds from the show will be used in conjuctions with the Virginia Fish Commission to foster conservation of bass resources.
Admission to the show, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for children. Dickerson said there would be fishing movies, tackle, demonstrations, presentations by fishing guides and exhibits of bass boats and motors, custom rods, taxi-dermy, fishing maps and literature and door prize drawings throughout the day.