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Jul 22, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 27, 2021) — Women continue to hit the water in droves with female angler participation at 19.7 million in 2020 – an all-time high. To continue evolving the fishing and...

Jul 21, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, 21 de julio de 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La pesca y navegación recreativas siguen llegando a nuevas y diversas audiencias según un estudio sobre la nueva...

Jul 7, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 7, 2021)- Johana Reyes, Director of Digital Strategy & Operations at the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), was recently named one of Boating Industry’s Women...

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Fast Facts

55 Million Fishing Participants Highest Participation in 14 years

4.4 Million New participants

9 MillionReactivated participants

19.7 MillionFemale Participants, an all-time High

4.8 Million Hispanic participants, an 8% increase since 2019

13.5 MillionYouth participants, up 2 million from 2019

969 Million Fishing outings, a 90M yearly increase

88%Of current participants started fishing before age 12

41% Crossover participation with camping


RBFF In The News
Jul 22, 2021
Boating Industry
There are lots of people at the Orlando Convention Center right now, attending ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, way up, and that’s no fish story.
Jul 22, 2021
Complex
King Keraun recently packed his bags (fishing gear included), and trekked the hills of Agoura, California to hit up Lake Malibu for a little relaxation on the water. With boating and fishing on the brain, the actor-comedian set out for a zen afternoon, dressed in his own custom Take Me Fishing x Brick & Woods capsule collection.
Jul 19, 2021
SGB Media
A new study from RBFF found first time fishing participants climbed to 4.4 million in 2020, a surge of 42 percent year-over-year. Like patterns seen in other outdoor activities, fishing reached new and diverse audiences as individuals picked up the sport as a remedy for COVID-19-related stress and anxiety.

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