Angling Market

Angling is currently the UK’s sixth most popular sport. The value of tackle sales supporting angling, in 2015, was estimated to be over £570 million per annum, an increase of 5.4% compared to previous analysis undertaken in 2011. The number of smaller specialist retailers has fallen over recent years, however this fall in number has been offset by growth within non-traditional outlets like retail park stores and online sales.

Carp fishing is the largest sector of the fishing tackle trade market, followed by general coarse fishing, game fishing and sea fishing.