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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...

Mar 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 (ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas...

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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 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.
May 4, 2021
AllOutdoor
It comes as no surprise during all the shutdowns that COVID-19 has caused folks to turn to outdoor activities. Fishing is one of America’s greatest outdoor activities. Just how many turned to this favorite past time during the 2020 shutdowns?

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