Join stream of newbies fishing at scaled-back cost

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Since a new study declared that the recession lured 630,000 more Americans to the low-cost pastime of fishing in 2009, WalletPop thought it might be time to reel in more newcomers for 2010.

Once you get our tips for angling on the cheap from Clark Evans, the manager of Old Inlet Bait and Tackle in Rehoboth Beach, Del., we're sure you'll be hooked.

"Fishing is family friendly and family affordable," Evans told WalletPop.

Find easy-access water
A body of water that you can walk right up to will save you loads on boating expenses and fees, Clark said. That means beachfront, lakefront, or creekside, anywhere fish swim -- and you can legally fish. Sunbathing and Frisbee included at no extra cost.