Research and analysis

A survey of freshwater angling in England

An economic valuation of freshwater angling in England.

Documents

A survey of freshwater angling in England: phase 1 summary

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A survey of freshwater angling in England: phase 2 summary

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A survey of freshwater angling in England - phase 1 report

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A survey of freshwater angling in England - phase 2 report

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Details

This study examined the spending patterns and behaviour of 10,000 surveyed fishing licence holders to build a picture of the market value of freshwater angling in England. The project showed that freshwater angling contributed £1.46 billion to the economy and supported 27,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2015. The study also estimated the values associated with changes in quality of a fishing site showing, for example, that anglers place greatest value on a shift from low to medium fish abundance.

The project provides essential information for future management of fisheries and recognition of freshwater fisheries as part of our Natural Capital.

Published 18 October 2018