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Angling: Fishing nets the big bucks.

ANGLING may be known as "the contemplative man's recreation" but when it comes to the value of the sport it looks more like an accountant's dream.

The latest figures from the angling trade reveal that the angling retail business alone is worth almost pounds 500m per year.

A survey commissioned by Tackle and Guns magazine showed that coarse angling is the biggest revenue producer and is worth almost pounds 182m.

General coarse fishing makes up 37 per cent of the sales, game angling is 27 per cent, sea angling makes up 23 per cent and specialist carp fishing 13 per cent and the angling industry provides over 19,000 full time jobs.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 26, 2003
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