Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Sea Angling 2012 – Final Report

Sea Angling 2012 was established to find out how many people go sea angling in England, how much they catch, how much is released, and the economic and social value of sea angling. This was to help local and national policy makers make balanced, well-informed decisions on sustainable development of all forms of sea fishing, […]

Florida’s Fishing Tourism Nets $5 Billion . . .

Florida’s fishing industry is one of the largest in the country and that includes fishing tourism. A new study shows the tourism has an almost 5-billion dollar economic impact in the state . . . This didn’t “just happen’ organically.  Anglers stood up and stood tall to be counted. They campaigned, they lobbied, they coughed […]

Economic Power of Recreational Angling

from Florida Sportsman Editor • May 17, 2013 Think recreational anglers aren’t an economic force? Think again. A report released this month by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) makes a powerful case that from an economic perspective that recreational fishing is just as important as commercial fishing despite a much lower overall impact on the resource. According […]

Sport angling

A chapter from The Last of the Hunter Gatherers, reproduced with kind permission from the author Michael Wigan One of the most attractive ways to use a resource is enjoy it, then leave it behind. Sport fishing has this unbeatable, quite unassailable virtue: it does not harm the stock. Either the numbers caught and retained […]