The Changing Face of Fishing

Written by John Hayes on .

                                                  Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

The Virginia-based nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation — the folks behind the national “Take Me Fishing” campaign — tap into the cultural demographics of angling in a new study, the “2014 Special Report on Fishing.”

Among its findings:
- 83.7 percent of current anglers fished as children ages 12 or younger.
- 14 percent of Hispanics living in the U.S. participate in fishing.
- The worst thing about fishing is baiting the hooks or taking the fish off the hook:
   Males 5.5 percent, Females 29.7 percent.

Read the story on the outdoors page in Sports.

Click here to link to the full report.



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