Best Fishing Gifts for Dad – 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a great fishing gift for dad. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of over 20 Father’s Day fishing gift ideas that are sure to make dad run out the door in his fishing waders. These gifts are also great for any other occasion including holidays, birthdays, and just about any other time.

1. New Tackle Box – Great Gift for Fishermen

Chances are your Dad’s current tackle box is old and busted after many long fishing trips. Why not get them a brand new one with more storage with one of the best fishing gifts for dad? The three-tiered Plano tackle box is one of our favorites. Check out our review of the best tackle boxes to see our other top picks.

Plano tackle box
plano tackle box

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2. Fishing Multi-Tool

No tackle box is complete without a fishing multi-tool. Anglers never know when they’ll need one of these fishing accessories. From pulling hooks out of the mouths of fish to opening a beer bottle, these fishing pliers have every kind of tool needed for a day out fishing. Your fisherman won’t want to go fishing without this.

Booms Fishing L1 Fishing Pliers

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3. A Powerful Baitcasting Reel

Give the gift of a new fishing reel that is both cost-effective and powerful. Featuring a super silent high speed 7.0:1 line retrieve and an eye-catching, black and red anodized aluminum spool, this reel is sure to please. It’s also lightweight so casting is easy and durable enough to withstand thousands of casts. Cast with confidence.

KastKing Royale Legend/Whitemax

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4. Boga Grip

If Dad tends to catch and release, then a Boga Grip might be just what you need. This handy tool will land, handle, and weigh fish quickly and simultaneously without injury to the fish. All of the metal parts are made of stainless steel so you won’t have to worry about this gadget rusting from long days on the water.

Boga Grip 315 15lb Scale

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5. Knot Tying Guides & Tools

Fishing knots can take time to learn so why not give your favorite fisherman a cheatsheet. There are multiple great options for knot guides, but we recommend either the handy knot tying card that your angler can bring along on fishing trips or the knot tying book for more advanced knots. These tying kits make tying hooks and lures so much easier.

Knot Tying Cheatcard

knots cheatsheet

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Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots

fishing knots book

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Fishing Knot Tying Tool

HOOK-EZE 2X Fishing Knot Tying Tool, Standard Size - Safety Device & Line Cutter - Multifunctional Fishing Accessories - Covers Fully Rigged Hooks - Blue
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6. Fishing Mug or Fishing Cup

Is your favorite angler a coffee or tea drinker? Then get them a mug they can wake up to every morning (or at least every morning they plan to partake in their favorite hobby).

Born to Fish Mug

This fishing mug will make a great gift for dad this Father’s Day. The fishing mug is twelve ounces, holds a lot of coffee, is made to have outdoorsy look and feel.

Born to Fish Mug

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Gone Fishin’ Mug

Dads might not look cool drinking coffee from a bobber, but this fishing mug will have dad chuckling in the morning. Made from white ceramic, this funny fishing mug is a great gift for Dad this Father’s Day season. Plus it’s huge holding a whopping 20oz of coffee.

Gone Fishin Mug

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Born to Fish Traveling Cup

We The People Holsters - Born To Fish - Forced To Work - Fishing Travel Mug - American Flag Coffee Travel Mug - Dad Fishing Tumbler - Double Insulated Tumbler - 30 oz
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7. Cooler Tube – Insulated Can Carrier

Why would Dad want to carry a heavy cooler filled with beer when he can sling this convenient cooler bag over his shoulder? For the hot summer months, this can cooler will keep his drinks chilled as he lounges by the bank waiting for the fish to bite. Easy access – unzip and voila, a 6 can holder! Stores flat in the closet and easy to carry around when you’re out fishing.

Mountainsmith Cooler Tube: Soft Sided Cooler, Cedar Green

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8. Fishing T-Shirt

T-shirts always make great gifts. Get a fishing shirt that your Dad will really love. Whether it’s punny or funny, your Dad will love it.

The Rodfather Shirt

the rodfather shirt

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Eat. Sleep. Fish T-Shirt

eat sleep fish

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9. Waterproof Bags and Cases

Whether you’re kayaking, fishing from a boat, or canoeing, keeping your cell phone dry while on the water can be a challenge. The problem gets worse if you actually drop your cell phone in the water (if you manage to find it once it’s fallen in). These bags and cases will keep your stuff dry. To see more options, read our guide on how to waterproof your cell phone for fishing.

Dry Bags

KastKing Dry Bag Waterproof

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Waterproof Phone Case

Universal Waterproof Phone Case

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10. New Fishing Waders

Fishing waders are necessary if your favorite fisherman does any sort of wading into water. If their current waders are getting old, you should get them a new pair. We’ve even written a guide on the best waders for fishing so that you buy the right ones that balance comfort with waterproofing.

Hodgman Mackenzie Nylon and PVC Cleated Bootfoot Chest Fishing Waders

11. Fishing Pole for Kids

If Dad has been angling to take their kid fishing, then this is the perfect gift for them.

Kids Fishing Pole - best gifts for fishermen

12. Legendary Whitetails Thermal Flannel Shirt

Lined with 100% polyester fleece, this thermal flannel shirt is sure to keep your favorite fisherman warm while on fall fishing trips or around campfires during a cold camping trip. It looks good and is quite warm.


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13. Fishing Shoes

Shoes wear out with constant use, so it might be time to get your favorite fisherman a new pair of fishing shoes. Make sure you understand what kind of shoes they like (boots, waterproof, or high-tops) and what size shoes they wear.

Fishing Shoes - Best gifts for fishermen

14. Fishing Gloves

Fishing gloves prevent hands from getting dirty with fish slime, keep hands warm on cold days, and are an absolute must-have for any ice fishing adventure.

Booms Fishing TH1 Fishing Gloves Coated Latex for Landing Fish

15. Electronic Fish Scale

Fishermen are always comparing the size of their – erm – fish. Why not make it easy for them with this electronic scale that will automatically weigh and measure any fish up to 110lbs. Your favorite fisherman might just have their picture up at the local fish store thanks to this tool.

fish scale

Only $10.99 on Amazon.

16. Garmin Striker 4 Fish Finder

While finding the fish is the name of the sport, searching for pockets of fish in wide-open water on a boat can take hours and waste gallons of gas. Instead, buy your angler a Garmin Fish Finder and save them the headache of searching for fish at varying depths. This handy device shows the fish below you and lets you easily mark favorite hotspots for later. You can also check out all of our recommended fish finders and castable fish finders.

fish finder

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17. A Bigger Cooler or Fishing Cooler Bag

There’s no better good luck charm than getting your fisherman a bigger cooler. Nothing says “you’re going to catch a lot of fish” than a cooler twice the size of their current one. We love the Yeti cooler, but you should still look for a cooler that’s within your budget. For other options, check out our guide on the best fishing coolers. Cooler bags offer a more portable option that doesn’t take up much car or boat space once empty.

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Buffalo Gear Insulated Fish Cooler Bag 40x18 Inch,Monster Leakproof Fish Kill Bag,Large Portable Waterproof Fish Bag,Keep Ice-cold More Than 48 Hours (White)

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18. Monthly Subscription Box

When you don’t know what else to get, give the gift of a mystery monthly subscription box. Lucky Tackle Box will send a box every month with fishing gear based on your preferences. This way you don’t have to decide what gift to get.

lucky tackle box

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19. Fishing Hat

Keep your fisherman cool and sunburn-free with a new fishing hat. A wide-brimmed hat will keep them in the shade all day long. To see our recommended hats, check out our guide on the best fishing hats.

Wide Brim Sun Hat, Outdoor Sunscreen Waterproof

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20. Microfiber Towel

Cleaning up after touching bait or fish can be a messy process. Make the cleanup easier with the Bait Towel. These handy microfiber fabric towels clip on your belt loop and are great for cleaning up messes caused from bait, blood, slime, and oils.

bait towel

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21. Adjustable Fishing Chair

No fishing trip is complete without falling asleep on the riverbank waiting for the fish to bite and no doubt the sleep will be great in this chair. Kick back and relax.


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22. Fishing Knife Set

Once your favorite fisherman has caught their fish, they’ll want to prepare it for the dining room table so get them a fillet knife set they can use to filet that fish to perfection. These stainless-steel blades and cutting boards come in an easy-to-carry case so your angler can take it along with them on any fishing trip.

Sea Striker SSFK Fillet Kit 8Pc w/Carrying Case

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23. Sunglasses

Your favorite fisherman will want to protect their eyes while spending hours out on the water. Get them a solid pair of sunglasses. You may want to get them a sunglass strap as well so that they don’t drop their brand-new sunglasses over the side of the boat.

Ray-Ban Stories | Wayfarer Square Smart Glasses, Shiny Black/Green, 50 mm

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24. Fly Fishing Vest

A fishing vest is an essential item for storage for any fly fisherman. They are to fly fishermen what tackle boxes are to shore anglers.


Maxcatch Fly Fishing Vest Pack

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25. Fishing Tackle Backpack

Fishing backpacks are great for carrying tackle over log distances. Some backpacks feature a single shoulder strap while others offer the two straps of a classic backpack. Many of these backpacks also come with fishing rod holders.

Piscifun Fishing Tackle Bag with Rod & Gear Holder, Lightweight Sling Tackle Storage Bag, Outdoor Fishing Shoulder Pack for Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Khaki

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26. Jacket

Whether your fisherman likes ice fishing or just fishing on chilly days, get them a nice warm coat. Jackets make great gifts for fishermen.

Simms Mens Challenger Waterproof Fishing Rain Coat - Carbon - X-Large
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27. A Fishing Book

If you fisherman likes to read or wants to become a better fisher, give them a book.

The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing

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250 Amazing Fishing Tips: The Best Tactics and Techniques to Catch Any and All Game Fish

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28. Boot Hanger for Fishing Boots & Waders

If you don’t want your favorite fisherman to get mud all over the house, get them a boot hanger.

Allen Company Boot Hanger for Fishing Boots & Waders , Black

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29. Daddy’s New Fishing Buddy Outfit

Turn daddy’s new favorite human into his new favorite fishing buddy with this adorable outfit.

3PCS Baby Boys' Daddy's New Fishing Buddy Outfit Set Short Sleeve Bodysuit, Blue02, 0-3 Months

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