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May 13, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 13, 2021) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has received an Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 2021 Bronze...

Apr 20, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 21, 2020) – Fifty-five million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2020 according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2021 Special...

Mar 18, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 18, 2021) – Through its State R3 Program Grants, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently awarded funds to 15 programs in 14 states. Now in its seventh...

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Fast Facts

50.1 Million Participants in Fishing Highest Participation in 12 years

3.1 Million New participants - Highest Participation in 5 years

6.8 MillionReturning Participants

17.9 MillionFemales Participation At An All-time High

4.4 Million Hispanic Participation - At An All-time High

+3.8%Hiking Crossover Participation In Last 3 Years

+7.7% Camping Crossover Participation Up Since Last Year

11.3 MillionYouth Participation Up 1M in Last 7 Years

7 Million Fly-Fishing Participation At An All-Time High


RBFF In The News
May 11, 2021
Outside
The past year has been relentless in so many ways. But despite the challenges, there’s also a lot of good news out there to get you excited about the months ahead.
May 6, 2021
Fishing Tackle Retailer
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Take Me Fishing™, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) consumer-facing brand, as the ICAST 2021 presenting sponsor.
May 4, 2021
KII-TV
A new study reveals that fishing and boating are among the safest outdoor activities when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 55 million Americans picked up a pole in 2020.

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