Anglers are worth about three-quarters of a billion to the economy, a new study has revealed. A study into the value of people fishing on loughs, rivers and the coast has found that 406,000 people went fishing in Ireland last year and spent about 555 million euro. When the wider spending and impact of recreational angling is added in, the sector is estimated to be worth 755 million euro to the overall economy.
Irish Independent, 19/07/13. Read the full article ‘Anglers valued at a staggering €750m to economy – report‘.