The economic contribution of recreational fishing: Waterville, Co. Kerry


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November 29, 2017 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Front cover of Research Bulletin Authors: John Curtis , Benjamin Breen , Paul O'Reilly , Cathal O'Donoghue

This research evaluates the local economic benefit arising from recreational angling tourism in Waterville, Co. Kerry. Tourism is vital to the local economy, and fishing is an important tourist attraction. Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust undertook a survey of anglers between February and June 2015. This research is based on that survey data but focuses on visiting tourist anglers and their expenditures in the local area, both angling-related (e.g. ghillie and boat hire, fishing tackle, bait, etc.) and non-angling expenditures (e.g. accommodation, meals, drinks and groceries, gifts, etc.).


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