20 Gift Ideas for Fishing Lovers – 2020 Fishing Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for a friend or loved one’s birthday or buying a fishing Christmas gift, you’ll want to get your favorite angler a gift that they’ll love. We’ve scoured online for the best fishing gifts so you can be sure you’re getting the best gifts for your fishermen.

1. A New Tackle Box

Chances are your favorite fishermen’s current tackle box is old and busted after many long fishing trips. Why not get them a brand new one? 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

Get it from Amazon.

2. Fishing Multi-Tool

No tackle box is complete without a fishing multi-tool. Anglers never know when they’ll need one of these. 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

Get it now from Amazon.

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, this reel is sure to please.

KastKing Royale Legend/Whitemax

Available now on Amazon.

4. Hand-Stamped Lure

If you have a loved one who needs a reminder that somebody loves them back home when they’re out fishing, this is the gift for you. Make sure your loved one knows that you love them. This is a great gift for Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day.

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5. Knot Tying Guides

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.

Knot Tying Cheatcard

knots cheatsheet

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Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots

fishing knots book

See on Amazon.

6. Fishing Mug

Is your favorite angler a coffee or tea drinker? Then get them a mug they can wake up to every morning.

Born to Fish Mug

Born to Fish Mug

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Gone Fishin’ Mug

Gone Fishin Mug

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7. Fishing Pole Campfire Marshmallow Roaster

If your fisherman likes camping, they’ll certainly love this. There’s no better way to relax at camp after a day of fishing than making smores.

smores fishing rod

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8. Fishing T-Shirt

T-shirts always make great gifts. Get one your favorite angler will love. Whether it’s punny or funny, your angler 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.

Hodgman Mackenzie Nylon and PVC Cleated Bootfoot Chest Fishing Waders

See fishing waders on Amazon.

11. 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.


See fishing waders on Amazon.

12. Fishing Shoes

Shoes wear our with contast 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 show they wear.

13. 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.

14. Garmin Striker 4 Fish Finder

With finding the fish is sometimes 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. This handy tool shows the fish below you and lets you easily mark favorite hotspots for later.

fish finder

Get the Garmin Fish Finder on Amazon.

15. A Bigger Cooler

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.

See fishing coolers on Amazon.

16. 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

Check it out at luckytacklebox.com.

17. 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

See fishing hats on Amazon.

18. Microfiber Towel

Cleaning up after touching bait or fish can be a messy process. Make the cleanup easier with the Bait Towel. These handy 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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19. 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.


Get it for only about $80 on Amazon.

20. 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 knife set they can use to filet that fish to perfection. These filet knives and cutting board come in an easy-to-carry case so your angler can take it along with them on any fishing trip.

Sarge Knives SK-130 Fishing Kit

Get this great kit on Amazon.