5 Best Fishing Gifts for Anglers Who Have Everything

By Debbie Hanson

Dec 04, 2023

List of best fishing gifts for anglers who have everything. Simple, practical fishing present ideas from under $50 to higher budget gifts for special anglers

What are some of the best fishing gifts for anglers who have everything? Focus on practical presents that will always be put to good use. From simple fishing gear for Christmas under $50 to higher budget gifts for the special anglers on your list, check out these ideas.

Line Cutters or Nippers

One of the best fishing gifts under $50 is an extra pair of line cutters or nippers. Since small fishing tools like line cutters or nippers are easy to misplace or lose, it’s always helpful to have at least one extra pair on hand. It’s not hard to find a good pair of nippers or line cutters on sale for $50 or less, and they make great stocking stuffers!

Gift Certificate for a Fishing Trip

If you aren’t sure about the type of tackle or gear to buy for a special angler on your holiday gift list, get them a gift certificate to use toward a fishing charter. Besides, experiences on the water are often more meaningful than things. If you want to buy fishing gifts for experienced anglers, gift certificates for fishing trips will always get used.

Subscription to a Fishing Magazine

In a world focused on computers and cell phones, there’s still something special about thumbing through the printed pages and photos in a full-color fishing magazine. Give one of your favorite anglers a gift subscription to a fishing magazine that covers the type of fishing they are passionate about. For example, fly fishing magazines (such as Fly Fisherman or Tail Magazine) make great fishing gifts for fly fishing enthusiasts and bass fishing magazines (like Bass Angler Magazine or Bassmaster Magazine) are good fishing gifts for bass fishing enthusiasts.

Lifetime Fishing License

Looking for practical fishing gifts for kids? Many states offer lifetime fishing licenses that can be gifted to young anglers so that they never have to worry about renewing a fishing license. States such as Wyoming, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Minnesota offer lifetime fishing license options. Check with your state agency to confirm that a lifetime license can be purchased as a gift.

Boat Towing Membership

Instead of fishing gear for Christmas, give the gift of reassurance and safety to a boat-owning angler on your holiday gift list this year. Companies like BoatUS and Sea Tow offer annual towing memberships that generally start around $25. Some towing memberships come with added benefits like discounts on fuel, slips, and repairs as well.

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.