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Fishing Gifts – 21 Gift Ideas for Fishing Fans

Fishing is a popular hobby that requires skill, patience and every so often, a little bit of luck.

Treat the angling enthusiast in your life to a fishing themed gift that they will be able to take on their next visit to the bank side.

Whether it’s a state of the art gadget or a practical item of clothing, we’ve collated an eclectic selection of fishing gifts that would be perfect for the angling fanatic in your life.

Check out our pick of the best fishing gifts below.

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The Guinness World’s Record for the world’s longest fishing rod is a massive 22m 45cm (73ft 7in), created by Schweizerischer Fischereiverband in Switzerland in 2011.

Angling Times Magazine Subscription

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Angling Times is the UK’s favourite weekly fishing magazine, so what could be more perfect than treating an angling enthusiast to a years subscription to the much-loved publication!

Every week each issue is jam-packed with handy fishing tips, stories and advice from well-known names within the sport.

It’s also the go-to place where you can find out about all the latest equipment that any keen angler will be desperate to get their hands on.

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Personalised Word Art Fishing Print

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Not all pictures tell a story, but this personalised word art fishing print certainly does!

The A4 card print comes with the option of a frame and features the silhouette of a relaxed fisherman, patiently waiting for a fish to start nibbling on his tackle.

The artwork is composed of personalised words that are significant to the gift recipient, making this one of the most unique and personal fishing gifts out there for a friend or loved one.

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Fishing Profanity Mug

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Many keen anglers use fishing as an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, somewhere they can relax in the peace and tranquillity of nature.

What they don’t want is to be disturbed whilst concentrating on getting their next catch. In a not-so-subtle way, this fishing profanity mug tells interrupters exactly where to go if it looks like they’re going to disturb the peace.

What’s more, this mug is also perfect for sipping on a morning coffee whilst patiently waiting for a fish to take the bait.

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Victorinox Fisherman Swiss Army Knife

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Treat an angling obsessed loved one to a Victorinox Fisherman Swiss Army Knife and they’ll wonder how they ever survived a fishing trip without one!

This multi-tool device was designed with the needs of a fisherman in mind, making it the perfect fishing gift for a keen angler in your life.

As well as the usual Swiss Army Knife tools, this gadget also includes a fish descaler and a hook disgorger, making it a practical addition to any fisherman’s tackle box.

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Personalised Fishing Reel Case

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A fisherman’s reel is a prized possession, a treasured piece of equipment that any angler will be keen to protect and look after.

Treat a friend or loved one to one of these personalised fishing gifts that will not only keep their reel safe during transit, but that looks the part, too.

Their initials will be carefully embroidered across the front of the olive-green case, using cream or white thread. It has a full-length zip fastener and a padded PVC lining that will ensure the reel is fully protected.

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Fish Thermos Flask

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Ensuring you have a substantial supply of hot tea or coffee for a day of fishing is top of the priority list for many anglers.

This fish thermos flask will keep a drink hot for around 12 hours, which is perfect for those fishing enthusiasts who are out braving the elements on the boat or by the side of the river for the day.

The stainless steel flask is exceptionally durable, and the fish illustration motif is very stylish, making this an excellent gift for the angling fanatic in your life.

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Fish Enamel Mug

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Made from a sturdy enamel, this fish mug would make an excellent gift for a fishing obsessed love one.

Adorned in a fish motif, it is perfect for those fishing days when they aren’t have much luck catching any fish because the illustrations will remind them what fish look like.

It’ll also keep them fuelled on caffeine to help them wait out the hours until they finally get a well deserved bite!

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Novelty Fish Hip Flask

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On those bitterly cold fishing days, when a piping hot flask of tea isn’t enough to keep you warm, sometimes a swig of whisky is precisely what’s needed.

Send your fishing-mad loved one out into the wilderness with this novelty fish hip flask, and they can fill it with their favourite tipple.

Made from stainless steel, the flask can store up to 4oz of liquid, so it’s the perfect size for slipping into a gilet pocket and whipping out for a sip every so often.

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Campingaz Camping Stove

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As many anglers know, keeping yourself sufficiently fuelled on a fishing trip is really important, as you need all the energy you can muster when reeling in a prize-winning catch.

This camping stove is perfect for cooking up hearty meals on the bank-side. It’s compact yet powerful and has an easy to clean enamel pan support.

It comes in a hard carrying case and is super quick to set up when you want to rustle up a quick lunch in-between catches.

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Folding Fishing Chair

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It’s no secret that fishing is a waiting game. Even with top of the range equipment, enough bait to feed a lake and all the trade secrets, you still need the patience of a saint to wait out those long periods where a catch seems like it’s never going to happen.

An angling enthusiast will be able to sit back and relax in comfort on this folding chair, whilst they wait out their next catch.

It has a durable steel frame that folds down to a compact size, so it’s perfect for transporting around all their favourite fishing spots. There’s even a handy cup holder, so a warming mug of tea is never out of reach.

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Fishing Table

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This portable table is both lightweight and stable, and it’s one of the must-have fishing gifts for all the fishing enthusiasts out there.

The legs can be individually adjusted to help the table sit flat when on uneven ground. The raised edges mean they won’t have to worry about bait rolling off onto the ground, so there will be no more stumbling around in the dead of night trying to find the missing bait in the undergrowth.

At 39cm in length, it is a perfect size and will fit into a standard tackle bag

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Digital Weighing Scales

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Any keen angler will tell you that there’s nothing quite like the sense of euphoria you experience when you reel in a sizeable fish that you know is going to be your biggest catch yet.

A set of digital weighing scales is a must-have gadget for all fishing enthusiasts out there. The Catch Weight Pro 2 fishing scales uses advanced Strain Gauge Sensor Systems to give precise measurements every time.

The high-quality design is durable and long-lasting, making this a brilliant present for the angler in your life.

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Fishing Rod Bite Alarm Set

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This S9 Bite Alarm set is a handy piece of kit for all the overnight anglers out there and is an excellent device for fishing enthusiasts who like to get forty winks whilst waiting for a catch.

Once attached to the rods, the highly sensitive trigger will detect when a fish latches on to the hook, causing the alarm to play out on the receiver, so you’ll never miss a catch, even if you’re fast asleep.

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Rechargeable Camping Lantern

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Many people prefer night fishing because the fish become more active once the water temperature cools.

This rechargeable camping lantern would make a great fishing gift for the night time fisherman in your life. With four lighting modes, this lamp is has a built-in 4400mAh battery that can be charged via a USB cable using a power bank, phone or laptop.

It is also water-resistant so that it can be used in rain or shine.

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Mixed Fishing Lures Kit (120PC)

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A fishing lure is a type of artificial bait that uses movement and colour to attract the intention of the fish.

This lures kit contains a variety of lure types from soft lures and hard lures, to buzz bait and crankbait. It also comes equipped with handy fishing tools for the various types of bait.

It all comes in an easy to carry storage container that will easily fit in most tackle bags.

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Fishing Hooks Kit Box (500PC)

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When it comes to fishing, you can never have too many hooks. In which case, why not treat your angling obsessed loved one to this 500 piece fishing hook kit box.

It comes with ten different sized hooks, from #3 to #12, so there’s something to suit multiple circumstances.

The hooks are made from high-grade carbon steel, with a wide bend to allow for a better catch. Each one is durable, corrosion-resistant and extremely sharp, making it an excellent gift for both saltwater and freshwater anglers.

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Fishing Waders with Boots

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A quality pair of waders and boots are essential for anglers who like to get in the water as they stalk the next catch.

This pair of fishing waders have boots attached, and the taped seams mean they’re 100% watertight.

The PVC cleated boots are anti-slip and anti-abrasion, so they’re sure to help maintain a solid foundation whilst wading through a fast-paced stream or river.

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Fingerless Fishing Gloves

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Whether it’s to protect your hands from shark dorsal spines, sunburn or skin lesions from gripping a fishing rod, wearing gloves whilst fishing is essential.

This pair of fingerless fishing gloves are made of a poly-spandex fabric that is both quick-drying and breathable. They also protect the skin from harmful UV rays but leaves the fingertips open for more control and dexterity.

What’s more, the durable microfibre fabric across the palms provides a good grip on the fishing rod to ensure they never miss a catch.

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Fishing Hat

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A practical hat that will offer shelter from all types of weather is a handy piece of clothing for any fishing enthusiast.

This EONPOW Fishing hat is UPF 50+, vented and anti-UV for the days when the sun is blazing, and quick-drying and water-resistant for the days of downpour.

The adjustable drawstring will also ensure that hat stays in place during windy days, making it a highly practical accessory come rain or shine.

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Merino Wool Socks

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Dressing in the appropriate attire is so important when it comes to fishing. You never know what the weather is going to throw at you, but you do know you’re not going to have any control over it.

A quality pair of wool socks will keep your feet nice and toasty during those long days and nights on the bankside.

These merino socks are made from 70% wool, 25% nylon and 5% spandex, so they’re guaranteed to keep the heat in whilst being durable and comfortable. The breathable fabric absorbs any moisture, therefore ensuring the socks stay dry to maintain a cosy temperature.

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Quick Dry Fishing Vest

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No angler’s outfit is complete without a faithful fishing vest to make them look the part, and this quick-drying vest is just the ticket!

With nine zipper pockets and seven flap pockets, this lightweight vest has enough space to store all their gear that they’ll need close to hand when out on the water.

One of the essential fishing gifts for men, the vest is made from a lightweight fabric that’s quick to dry, breathable, and durable.

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