Since RBFF was founded in 1998, the organization has been hard at work drawing fishing and boating participants to the water. Here are some recent highlights:

  • 49.1 Million anglers
    • Highest level since 1991
  • 142 Million Americans went boating in 2016
    • 35% of U.S. households
  • Fishing license sales are up 4.3% over the last 10 years
  • For every $1 spent, RBFF generates $48 in return*

And a few more from the last 20 years:

* Angler and license economic impact calculated using $2500/angler from ASA Sportfishing in America Report.

Boater and registration economic impact calculated using $1391/boater from NMMA Economic Impact Report.