Results of a recent survey by Southwick Associates, regarding access issues for fishermen and women:
“Over one quarter of U.S. anglers report their fishing activities have been reduced by problems accessing their preferred fishing holes. In a 2008 poll of over 1,800 anglers by AnglerSurvey.com, anglers were asked if in the past year they had canceled a trip or stop fishing specific locations due to access problems. Of the anglers reporting such problems, 80 percent reported their access issues were in freshwater areas while 15% experienced access issues in saltwater locations. Of all anglers, 10 percent either reduced their fishing activity or stopped fishing altogether.”
I’d venture a guess and say if this were focused on flyfishing specifically, the percentages would be higher. What say you?