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Why Anglers “On the Fence” About Fishing

Thursday, May 03, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A 2007 study of state fishing license sales revealed that a majority of Americans who identify themselves as anglers don’t fish every year. The sportfishing industry, through the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), sought to find out why not, and perhaps more importantly, what these self-professed anglers do instead of fishing. The findings of that follow-up study - On the Fence About Fishing – conducted by Southwick Associates and Responsive Management on ASA’s behalf examines why anglers do and don’t fish, as well as offers recommendations about what will get them back on the water.  Read Full Story

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