To put this in perspective, BC’s anglers spend three times more on equipment than downhill skiers, and infuse almost as much into the provincial economy as cruise-ship passengers. A key distinction, however, is that angling distributes benefits throughout the province — not just a few centres.
The growth in the value of BC’s freshwater sport fisheries, even during tough economic times, did not happen by accident. Sound management by the province, reinvestment of fishing licence revenues in conservation and enhancement services – not to mention almost 300,000 dedicated anglers - are the keys to this sector’s success.
Read the abridged 12-page 2013 BC Freshwater Sport Fishing Economic Impact Report.
For a full copy of the 60-page report please contact us.