Fishing: The Cheaper Alternative

Jason Szep writes for Reuters about the sudden increase in recreational fishing noticed by tackle shops throughout the U.S. “Sports network ESPN added 44 percent more pages than planned to an insert in its ‘Bassmaster Magazine’ aimed at saltwater fishermen because of advertiser demand, the Walt Disney Co-owned network said last week, citing demand from suppliers of equipment and boats to bass enthusiasts.” If ESPN is selling saltwater gear to bass anglers, perhaps the recession has put a stop to the worrying decline in fishing participation.

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