Southwick Associates—always with a finger on the pulse of the fishing world—reports that fishing license sales fell last year from peaks in 2020, but still outpaced where they were pre-pandemic.
This from Southwick: License sales in 2021 were down 6% compared to 2020 but remained above 2019 levels. First-time license buyers especially saw a decline in 2021 compared to the previous year. Initial indications for 2022 suggest an 8.5% reduction in license sales compared to 2021, representing a return to 2019 levels. Explore historic license data on the license dashboard and stay tuned for the full 2022 predictions!