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January 11, 2013
Recent Study Shows Number of US Anglers on the Rise - 0
by Gerry Bethge
If it seems as if there’s a bit less elbow room out there on your favorite lake or stream these days, it’s because there is. An American Sportfishing Association study reveals that the number of U.S. anglers has grown 11 percent since 2006 and total approximately 60 million–a hugely significant economic and political force.
The dollars that anglers provide for fisheries management, habitat conservation and fishing access through the excise tax on tackle, fishing license sales and direct donations would be almost impossible to replace.
The top 10 states ranked by angler expenditures are:
The top 10 non-resident fishing destinations are:
The full, fascinating report is available on the American Sportfishing Association website.