THIS week’s Angler’s Mail magazine has a special report on a survey by US sports network ESPN that ranks fishing bottom of the pile.

Read our special story on this survey in the latest Angler's Mail magazine - out now!

Be sure to read our magazine’s full report and comment from star names in sport.

Below is ESPN’s table based upon “degree of difficulty”.

Full scores and how they were calculated appear on the ESPN website.

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1. Boxing
2. Ice Hockey
3. Football
4. Basketball
5. Wrestling
6. Martial Arts
7. Tennis
8. Gymnastics
9. Baseball/Softball
10. Soccer
11. Skiing: Alpine
11. Water Polo
13. Rugby
14. Lacrosse
15. Rodeo: Steer Wrestling
16. Track and Field: Pole Vault
17. Field Hockey
17. Speed Skating
19. Figure Skating
20. Cycling: Distance
20. Volleyball
22. Racquetball/Squash
23. Surfing
24. Fencing
25. Skiing: Freestyle
26. Team Handball
27. Cycling: Sprints
28. Bobsledding/Luge
29. Ski Jumping
30. Badminton
30. Skiing: Nordic
32. Auto Racing
33. Track and Field: High Jump
34. Track and Field: Long, Triple jumps
35. Diving
36. Swimming (all strokes): Distance
37. Skateboarding
38. Track and Field: Sprints
39. Rowing
40. Rodeo: Calf Roping
40. Track and Field: Distance
42. Rodeo: Bull/Bareback/Bronc Riding
43. Track and Field: Middle Distance
44. Weight-Lifting
45. Swimming (all strokes): Sprints
46. Water Skiing
47. Table Tennis
48. Track and Field: Weights
49. Canoe/Kayak
50. Horse Racing
51. Golf
52. Cheerleading
52. Roller Skating
54. Equestrian
55. Archery
56. Curling
57. Bowling
58. Shooting
59. Billiards
60. Fishing