What do these new anglers look like?
Well, they don’t necessarily resemble what we’ve come to think of as “typical” fishermen (white, middle-aged men). Nearly a third of the anglers recruited in 2020 were female. Female participation in fishing was up 21% in 2020 over 2019. According to the RBFF, 19.7 million women went fishing that year.
There was also a more diverse group than what we’re used to seeing on the water in 2020. In all, 4.8 million Hispanic anglers wet a line in 2020, along with more than 3.1 million African-American anglers, according to RBFF.
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