What you don’t know about fishing and are afraid to ask

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A lot of RVers like to fish. Many RV parks offer free fishing in their lakes even if the camper does not have a state fishing license.

Here are some interesting facts we found at the website of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. We thought you might find them interesting, as we did.


What you don't know about fishing and are afraid to ask

  • 46 million Americans participated in fishing in 2014 (15.8% of the U.S. population ages 6 and older).
  • 47% of first-time fishing participants are female.
  • Fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity among adults.
  • More than 85% of adult anglers fished as a child, before the age of 12.
  • Nearly 83% of fishing trips involve more than one person.
  • Almost 4.3 million youth would like to try fishing.
  • 81% of fishing trips are spontaneous or planned within a week of the trip.
  • 80% of participants reported catching a fish during their last fishing trip.
  • Freshwater fishing remains the most popular type of fishing with more than three times the number of participants (almost 38 million people) as saltwater fishing.
  • Hispanic fishing participants average 25.8 days on the water; over six days more than the average for all fishing participants (19.4 days).

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Diana Russell

We plan our camping locations to include places to fish in our 10 ft boat. We have to load the boat in the back of our truck and built a ramp to unload. Even put removable wheels so we can get it in and out. But once you are on the water – ahhh – nothing beats the beauty, relaxation, and fun.