The last few weeks may be some of the wettest we’ve seen this year – but that hasn’t put us off our fishing trips. The number of fishing rods sold on the online auction website, eBay, jumped by about 11 per cent over the last month. Even if more of us are fishing to escape the stresses of modern life, this is a good sign. If we can afford to spend money on our pastimes and hobbies, it suggests our disposable income is increasing. More disposable income will lead to greater consumer spending, which is good for our economy…..

Independent.ie 05/11/2013 Read the article ‘Recovery index’