Tag Archives: Fishing

RBFF debuts 2021 Special Report on Fishing

Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10% participation increase in comparison with 2019. Youth and adolescent fishing skyrocketed last year, with 13.5 million youth ages 6 to 17 hitting the ...

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U.S. FWS promotes public recreational access in expansion

Continuing the Department of the Interior’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a proposal for new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery. “We are committed to ensuring Americans ...

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Recreational fishing nets five million new and returning anglers in 2020

RBFF releases new fishing report

Fifty-five million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2020 according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2021 Special Report on Fishing. These five million new and returning anglers, who are younger, more diverse and live in urban areas, represent 10% growth in fishing participation in 2020. In addition to overall participation gains, RBFF saw substantial ...

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Yamaha supports new boating and fishing alliance

South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance

Yamaha joined forces with more than 30 South Carolina-based boating and fishing tackle manufacturers and marine dealerships to help form the new South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA). The SCBFA is dedicated to the protection and growth of the state’s burgeoning boating and fishing industry, and Yamaha is a charter member. The SCBFA has four stated goals: Protect and ...

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Skeeter, B.A.S.S. sign multi-year sponsorship agreement

Skeeter and B.A.S.S. signed a new agreement that continues Skeeter’s sponsorship of Bassmaster events through 2024.  “Many pro anglers who fish the B.A.S.S. tournaments run Skeeter boats for the ultimate performance on the water,” said Jeff Stone, Senior Vice President, Skeeter Boats. “We’re excited to see what the next four years will bring for the Skeeter pro anglers, and proud to join ...

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Yamaha, B.A.S.S. sign multi-year sponsorship agreement

Yamaha and B.A.S.S. signed a new agreement that not only continues, but also expands Yamaha’s sponsorship of Bassmaster events through 2024. Yamaha’s support of B.A.S.S. underscores the company’s commitment to the growth of competitive and recreational fishing. “B.A.S.S. continues to elevate and grow competitive fishing. The organization is at the top of the game, and we’re confident in their abilities to take the ...

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Simrad partners with Gray FishTag Research on sustainability efforts

Simrad Yachting – a division of Navico – announced the continued sponsorship of Gray FishTag Research (GFR). This ongoing support includes a monetary donation, as well as marine electronics to auction as part of their fundraising efforts.  “This year, with boat shows like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show being cancelled, we decided to divert some of the resources we ...

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Parker Boats sponsors boating “Journey for a Cause”

Parker Boats sponsors Journey for a Cause

Parker Boats announced it will be sponsoring “Journey for a Cause,” where college student Eddie Gill will highlight inclusion and fishing through a 10-day boating trip. Gill will make the journey from the Ohio River in Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico in a Parker 2520 XLD boat. “Journey for a Cause” was inspired by Gill’s dream to promote diversity within ...

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New RBFF study offers insights to retain new anglers, boaters

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of a major national research study in partnership with global market-research firm IPSOS to provide the industry with insights for retaining and engaging the new audience surged amidst COVID-19. The study, titled Casting a Wide Net: Identifying New Anglers and Boaters and Determining Tactics for Retention, projects millions of new and ...

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Thom Dammrich takes the helm of CSP Board of Directors

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP), the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers, announced its new chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Thom Dammrich. Dammrich was elected to succeed Robert “Bob” Hayes in the leadership role at CSP’s fall board meeting on Thursday, December 3. The board also elected Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, to lead ...

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