If you haven’t yet found the perfect Christmas present for the angler in your life and you can’t face buying another fish shaped keyring, then we are here to help. Anglers who are looking for some Christmas list inspiration need look no further!
Here’s our guide to the fishing tackle anglers actually want for Christmas.
1. Fishing lessons
If your loved one is new to fishing, you can’t go wrong with a lesson from a qualified coach. The Professional Anglers Association supports a national network of fully accredited angling coaches. Costing approximately £25 an hour, tuition is available in coarse fishing, game fishing and sea angling. You can choose whether give one-to-one lessons, or tuition as part of a group.
2. Portable phone charger
Stay connected for longer with the Pebble portable mobile phone charger. This handy gizmo connects to most mobile or USB chargers and can double battery life. If you’re off fishing for the day, there’s no better gadget to add to your fishing tackle.
3. Handmade float box
This sturdy float box is handmade and personalised with your loved one’s name and even their preferred fish! Each box is made to order, featuring a sponge inlay to keep floats in place and a lovely chunky clasp. Three coats of varnish provide extra durability.
4. Fishing tackle pack
With so much equipment to carry, a backpack or vest is a must for any angler. The Airflo Outlander combines both of these and its multiple pockets provide plenty of room for fly boxes, spare reels, drinks bottles and even a light raincoat. Everything you might need for a day’s fishing, whatever the weather!
5. FishSpy underwater camera
This professional quality camera is housed inside an aerodynamic marker float that transmits live video to your phone or tablet. Waterproof to a depth of ten metres, this clever device generates its own wi-fi signal, so there’s no need for an internet connection. A great gadget for any angler, the FishSpy camera can record seven hours of footage.
6. Fishing diary
Blogger Nick Hart recommends giving anglers a fishing diary. According to Nick:
“It’s not just the techniques and tactics that a diary records but also the fun you have with mates.”
This handmade leather diary from the Diary Shop has the bonus of being re-fillable. The journal consists of a leather slip cover made of vintage buffalo hide and an A5 insert book, which can be replaced with any A5 refill book or even an A5 printed diary. The seller offers a choice of inserts when you order.
7. Comfy fishing chair
Anglers do plenty of sitting around and waiting, so a comfy chair is a must! A good fishing chair should be breathable, padded and offer back protection. This Hardcore Recliner Chair offers is built for strength and comfort, with added lumbar support. Go on, treat the angler you love!
8. Handmade fishing floats
These traditional floats are made by Ian Lewis, one of the few remaining handmade float makers. An avid angler, Ian made his first float aged just fourteen and now enjoys creating replica vintage floats as well as inventing modern styles. His handmade floats are bought by customers worldwide. Used by anglers who fish large rivers, these floats would be an ideal gift for the angler who thinks they have everything!
9. Leatherman Sidekick multi tool
Useful for tasks such as removing hooks or cutting lines, the original Sidekick multi-tool is a handy pocket sized addition to any angler’s fishing tackle. With its outside-accessible blades, rounded handles and spring-action jaws, the Sidekick is not only durable, it’s great value too. Tools include two knives, screwdrivers, a can opener, a saw, a bottle opener, pliers, wire-cutters and a file.
10. Luxury fishing experience
For a touch of luxury or that extra special present, treat the angler in your life to a Sea Fishing Day in Wales, an Introduction to Salmon Fishing in Scotland or a more luxurious fishing trip to Mauritius or the Seychelles. There is a huge range of destinations waiting to be discovered.
So, there’s some good Christmas gift inspiration for the angler in your life. There are plenty more ideas online at the Fishtec store – but remember to ask the recipient what type of fishing they do!
All that remains is for us to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year!