Sometimes I come across an online mention which highlights a great Aussie lifestyle.
This 2000-01 DPI doc rated a blip on the radar.
Survey of Recreational Fishing in New South Wales which stated; "Almost 24% of the NSW male population went fishing while about 10% of females fished. The participation rate in NSW country regions was twice as high as the rate observed in the main metropolitan area".
Here are a graph showing the NSW North Coast is up there in the fishing for pleasure & food stakes, with a total of 124,000 anglers: