Catch these Fishing Trends for 2020

When spending a quiet day on the water, it can feel like fishing is a sport that allows you to take a step back from the world’s hectic adventures! But angling, like everything else, is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up! To help you stay in the know, we’ve put our heads together to come up with our top five fishing trends to look out for in 2020. Which means you can continue to sit back and enjoy the fish. Read on to find out more!

Fishing Trends 2020

1. Wellness

Participation in angling has been growing for several years, but one trend that might encourage more people to grab their rod this year is the concept of wellness. With us all being more aware of the ability of mindfulness and self-care to combat stress, the peace, quiet and relative relaxation that fishing can bring could draw more people to the water. Although the peace and quiet you might be looking for could be rudely interrupted if you fail to make that one big catch!

2. Spinning rods

The fishing rod market is booming! This might be due to more younger anglers taking up the sport, potentially influenced by social media, especially idyllic posts from Instagram, there is also now a government-led scheme to encourage young people to fish. Outperforming other rods, however, are spinning rods, with a 35% market share. The reason for this might be the increase in anglers looking to catch “predators” such as Zander, Pike and Perch.

Fishing Trends 2020

 3. Brexit

With Brexit coming up on the 31st January, the B-word is going to be on many an angler’s lips for the foreseeable future! Given the fact that our waters have been shared with neighbouring countries for such a lengthy period, potentially undoing that would be tricky. The threat that UK trawlers might not be able to catch in some rich waters could have a big effect on the fishing industry in this country. Whether a deal is reached or not, the effects of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU could be felt for a long time to come.

4. Magnet fishers

Don’t be surprised if one of these anglers pops up next to you on the water during the coming year. Attaching a strong magnet to the end of their line, instead of being on the lookout for fish, magnet fishers* instead hunt metal, and it’s becoming more popular! It can be dangerous, however, with people having reported finding guns, swords and even unexploded grenades!  

Fishing Trends 2020

5. Family fishing   

What’s better than a day alone catching fish? A day catching fish with family and friends of course! According to, fishing experiences that focused on family-friendly days out received 50% more bookings than those that didn’t. This just goes to show that fishing can be about more than simply catching fish, it can also be a great day out and a way to bond for all the family! We even offer Family Member cover as an Optional Benefit on our Fishing Insurance policies.  

No matter if you’re fishing solo for peace of mind, or getting everyone involved, you’re sure to enjoy some really magical watery adventures in 2020! If you’re a keen angler, you might want to consider protecting your equipment with fishing insurance. At The Insurance Emporium, we offer Fishing Insurance that includes cover for Loss, Theft Or Accidental Damage of your equipment up to £15,000^. You could even reel in up to 30% discountᵻ! Visit our website to get your quote today!

* The Insurance Emporium does not provide insurance for magnet fishing.

^ Cover for Loss, Theft Or Accidental Damage up to £15,000 available on lunar monthly Zander policies only.

ᵻ The 30% discount is made up of 25% Introductory Discount plus 5% Over 60’s Discount (if appropriate). The Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies. 

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