The Year That Was: Comments from CSIA/CNSF Members

Mark Stiffel, Brecks Inc.

January 2020 started off like any other year. We were optimistic we were looking ahead to good one. Then Covid -19 instigated a 7 week lockdown. Little did we know that coming out the other side would result in a major lift for recreational fishing participation.  If we can keep 20% of the folks who decided to get out on the water for the first time as long term anglers, recreational fishing will have benefited from a welcomed injection of new participants. 

I am hoping that we can keep the pandemic manageable until a vaccine / treatment becomes widely available in 2021. That following a return to the new normal, people of all ages will be spending more time on the water and in the outdoors. The only silver lining to this worldwide Pandemic.