Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

What’s your Angling worth . . . ?

BASS is recommending that all Sea Anglers fill in the survey below. The only way to ensure that the full value of Recreational Sea Angling is demonstrated is by as many RSA’s as possible providing the information on their spending. Those who analyse the data will have to recognise that RSA has a substantial financial ‘spend’, but one that needs a ‘fishy’ resource. No fish, no fishing, no fishers – no income!


Economic and Social Value of Sea Angling Survey

Substance have just launched a new survey researching the Economic and Social Value of Sea Angling in England. This is part of the wider government-funded Sea Angling 2012 study.

To take part in the survey, please visit: The Economic and Social Value of Sea Angling in England

The survey is for all anglers who participate in sea angling in England. Your response is really important and will help assess the economic value and social benefits of angling as well as providing invaluable information about the importance of sea angling to the nation.

The results will provide an up to date economic value of recreational sea angling in England and help sea angling ‘make its case’ in its ongoing development. 

The research is being undertaken by Substance in partnership with the Universities of Cardiff and Newcastle.

Social and Community Benefits of Angling
We would also like to highlight our previous research on the Social and Community Benefits of Angling which was funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We recently published the Final Report – Fishing for Answers – which was launched by the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries Richard Benyon MP at a conference supported by the Angling Development Board, Angling Trust and others.

Fishing for Answers and all other project outputs are now freely available at: Angling Research Resources

If you wish to contact us about our research or for any other reason, please email: