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Fishing for Business: License Sales Up


Eager for fall fishing? You are not alone! Lots of people across the country are craving a safe way to enjoy the outdoors. Why not use your love of fishing to earn money by selling the fishing licenses everyone needs?

Reel Them In: New Enthusiasts Are Plentiful

Here is how Wired2Fish describes the fishing scene this year:

You can only sit on the couch, eat junk food and watch Netflix so much during quarantine before you start going absolutely stir crazy. And in the fishing industry, we saw exactly that happen right in front of our eyes. People essentially got sick and tired of sitting inside staring at the television. They wanted to safely get outside while maintaining social distancing, but many didn’t really know how to go about it.

Here’s where fishing enters.

Folks who have never touched a rod and reel in their lives decided to give it a shot. They were bored stiff and figured it might be a great way to get some fresh air and spend some quality time with their families. As a result, fishing license sales skyrocketed to all-time highs, boat sales exploded and of course, fishing tackle sales went through the roof. 

Catch The Action: Get Bonded, Fast!

If you are interested in helping out new anglers—and earning some money this season, a good first step is to obtain a Fishing Agent Bond. Most state regulatory agencies require this type of surety bond to protect the public interest. Essentially, it ensures that as a seller of licenses, you are prepared to follow the applicable laws in operating your business, such as the proper collection and handling of the license fees.

Colonial Surety Company is the easy choice for directly, quickly and efficiently purchasing your Fishing (and/or Hunting) License Agent Bond. In fact, with our direct, online approach, you can start running your business this season.

We are a leading provider of license and permit bonds—and a tech innovator too! We make it easy to obtain your I-Bond® (instant, online surety bond). We are licensed in all 50 states and US territories.

Every License Counts

Ever paused to wonder why fishing licenses are essential?

Whenever a fishing license is sold, it helps to ensure there will be fish to catch—now and in the future too. As explained by HowStuffWorks:

It may seem counterintuitive, but issuing licenses to fish has actually proven to protect fish populations….This protection forms a circle that begins when an angler pays a licensing fee, which ultimately benefits him or her in the form of plentiful fishing.

With a business selling fishing licenses, you will have an important role to play. Information about state limitations on the species and quantities to catch is provided along with licenses. As a result, those who love to fish also learn to practice conservation.

Additionally, license fees help states pay for necessary services that ultimately benefit fishing aficionados. For example, fees help maintain thriving local fisheries that contribute to the availability of fish for your next fishing trip.

Inspired? Take the first step to your business selling fishing licenses now. Let Colonial Surety Company help! Obtain Your Fishing License Agent Bond Here!

Nice To Know

Just imagine—maybe the small business you start this fall fishing season will grow into gear sales and even guided trips. As photo-documented by the New York Times, two-lifetime fishermen became small business owners when they purchased Tom Morgan Rodsmiths in Bozeman, Montana in 2017. Their artisanal rod shop specializes in custom orders. Each year, they carefully craft about 250 rods. It takes six weeks to make one rod—unless it is bamboo—then it could be 3-4 months.