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Jul 19, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 19, 2022)--Un número cada vez mayor de estadounidenses continúa practicando la pesca recreativa como una fuente de disfrute y un remedio para el estrés y la ansiedad,...

Jul 18, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An ever-increasing number of Americans continue to pursue recreational fishing as a source of enjoyment and a remedy for stress and anxiety, according to new data...

Jul 18, 2022

For the 12th consecutive year, RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation partnered to provide a comprehensive look at fishing participation in the U.S. The 2022 Special Report on Fishing explores...

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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
Aug 5, 2022
New York State Governor's Press Office
Addition to HUNTFISHNY App Makes Fishing in New York State Easier and More Enjoyable Unparalleled Mobile Access to Fishing Regulations, Waterbody Information, Species Identification, Stocking, and Much More
Aug 2, 2022
Angling International
Participation and conservation go hand-in-hand, says Dave Chanda, President & CEO of RBFF, in this personal appeal to support its work to grow angling
Jul 28, 2022
American Sportfishing Association
n Episode 16, RBFF's Dave Chanda joins host Mike Leonard to discuss the biggest takeaways from the 2022 Special Report on Fishing, trends and areas of growth that will help define your organization's R3 strategy.

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The Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report provides a detailed look at RBFF’s projects and accomplishments during the 2021 fiscal year. From milestones reached by our boating and fishing initiatives to our industry and state agency partnerships, the report highlights the progress made by RBFF over the past year and takes a look ahead at our goals and plans for the coming year.