Steady Overall Participation Levels Conceal High Annual Rate of Churn Among Anglers

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Lew Carpenter

Steady Overall Participation Levels Conceal High Annual Rate of Churn Among Anglers

While the total number of anglers who enjoy fishing remains fairly consistent year-in and year-out, the number of anglers who actually bought a license in ten consecutive years remains amazingly small -four percent of the approximate 33 million anglers in the United States to be exact. This was the startlingly discovery revealed by a recent study conducted for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) by Southwick Associates.
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