- While 9.4 million anglers stopped fishing in 2012, almost 10.2 million new or returning anglers participated. That's a net gain of more than 870,000!
- Females make up a good chunk of all U.S. fishermen, totaling about 34.4 percent.
- Americans made one billion fishing outings in 2012, averaging 21.3 fishing days per person.
- Adults 18 and older with children in their households participate in fishing at higher levels than adults without children.
- Fly fishing has the highest rate of first-time participants with 20.5 percent.
- In 2012, 2.8 million Hispanic Americans participated in fishing.
- Fishing participation for children peaks between the ages of six and 12, then decrease during the adolescent years from 13 to17.
- Participation declines among females ages 13 to 17 more sharply than among males of the same age.