ABSTRACT. Two basic parameters were analyzed – mean daily catch per angler and the species structure of recreational catches, to determine the impact recreational fishing has on the waters exploited by eight branches of the Polish Angling Association and eight lake fisheries enterprises. The analysis of the first parameter indicated that the means for both of the subsets did not differ significantly. The recreational fisheries catch species structure had a significant share of the predatory fishes that anglers prefer, especially pike and perch. This applied to all but one PAA branch the waters of which are highly eutrophic. The structure of the catches in it were dominated by the least valuable cyprinid species.
Keywords: recreational catches, effectiveness index, preferences
Przyjęto po recenzji 07.10.2013 r.