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Fishing Gifts for Dad

If you’re not an avid fisher yourself, it can be challenging to figure out a gift for your Dad who is always “gone fishing”!

We’ve handpicked 50 of the best fishing gifts for Dad to make your research easier. Our list includes some of the most innovative fishing gear and accessories for both on the water and off—any of these ideas should be a great fit for the “Fisherdad” in your life!

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Best Fishing Gifts for Dad

The following list contains presents that are roughly $50 to $150 that are sure to be a big catch with your fishing-obsessed Dad!

1. Polarized Fishing Glasses

These high-quality polarized sunglasses have 100% UV protection polycarbonate lenses and a range of styles to meet the demands of Dad’s fishing so they can see the water crystal clear. Also great glasses if Dad loves hunting too.

2. Smart Fish Finder

The Deeper START smart sonar is an easy-to-use, wireless, castable fish finder for a recreational bank, dock, or shore fishing. Paired with the free and user-friendly Deeper App, your Dad will be able to see the location, size, and depth of fish so he can spend more time catching and less time searching!

3. Men's Long Sleeve Performance Fishing Shirt

This long sleeve performance shirt is designed to withstand hardcore conditions. Its synthetic material spreads moisture over a larger surface area, creating a rapid drying effect that cools the body. Great for a day on the lake no matter what the weather is!

4. Tackle Backpack

Made from lightweight, breathable nylon, this professional tackle backpack is perfect for holding all of Dad’s tackle fishing tools.

5. Fishing Rod Bag

This portable fishing rod & tackle bag is the perfect solution to lugging all Dad’s fishing gear for his next fishing trip. Made of water and wear-resistant canvas, it has main compartments and side pockets to hold everything he need.

6. Montana Fly Company Boat Box

A revolutionary totally waterproof fly box that was designed for use in boats, backpacks, or for traveling with large quantities of flies. One box that can cover any situation!

7. Fishing Boots

Lighter and more flexible than traditional rubber wading boots, these plain-toe XTRATUF Legacy Series 15-inch Neoprene Men’s Fishing Boots are comfortable to wear all day on the job. Seamless and 100% waterproof, they’re triple-dipped to stand up to the chemicals, cleaners, and acids you’ll encounter before, during, and after reeling in your catch.

8. TIDEWE Waders

These waders have all the features Dad needs in a fishing wader and the durability is designed to last for years to come. In addition, every pair of waders is tank tested for maximum performance and designed to protect from water in the sea, in lakes, rivers, and marshes.

9. Beach Fishing Cart

This all-around, versatile cart has a heavy-duty frame and comes with the capability to hold up to a 54 quart cooler. Get this adventure-filled piece of equipment that includes a frame that can hold seven PVC fishing rods!

10. HUK Rogue Wave Shoe

The Huk Rogue wave fishing boot is engineered for all kinds of fishing conditions. Full neoprene and rubber upper construction provides durability, comfort and wet traction. Your father’s feet will thank you!

11. Men's Fishing Shorts

The Huk Lowcountry Camo 6″ Short is designed with a zippered front fly, adjustable waistband, velcro closure back pockets, plier pockets, crotch gusset and stretch. These fishing shorts protect Dad’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays, too. A great present that Dad will love to wear on a sunny day at the lake!

12. Aventik Floating Fishing Net

Designed with both fishermen and fish in mind. This net is super light and friendly to Dad’s catches. High tech carbon fiber construction, super light, strong and floats on water. Great for any kind of boater, from your bass boat to your float tube.

13. Goture 24 Fishing Rod Holder

The fishing rod storage rack is constructed with aluminum alloy which makes it lightweight and rust resistant. It offers extra durability and reliability. It can support fishing rods of different weight and protect the fishing rod bottom from damage, making it a perfect gift for the Dad who needs a little more at-home organization.

14. Big 'Ol Blowhard Marine-Grade Air Horn

Mainstream Marine Big ‘Ol Blowhard Marine-Grade Air Horn is a 16oz, High-Capacity Air Horn for Boating that can be heard 1 mile away! This safety air horn signaling device is a must-have for marine environments and many fishing activities on land– maybe Dad will even use it to wake the family up in the morning!

15. Rod Holder

This robust, versatile rod holder lets your Dad choose the perfect position to hold his rod. Fully adjustable 360° around and over 90° vertically, it gives Dad easy access to the reel when in a position that stops rotational slipping. This means more time can be spent on important things such as fishing, diving, and kayaking, instead of on your rail fittings.

16. Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt

Columbia Men’s PFG Bahama UPF 30 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt features a signature protective fabric that helps to block UVA rays and helps prevent sunburns and skin damage during long hours in the sun. It is breathable and ideal for Dad to wear on any fishing adventure!

17. Men’s Sun Hat

Designed for all-day protection, the flat brim and low pinched crown of this hat will stand up to the rigors of years under the sun. Making a great fishing hat for Dad no matter if it’s a day on the lake, river, or beach.

18. Salty Crew Bruce Hood Fleece

The Salty Crew Bruce Hood Fleece pullover will allow your Dad to express his love for fishing in comfort off the water. The screen print at the chest, back, and sleeves features the brand logo, as well as an attached hood with adjustable drawstring.

19. Fishing Rod and Reel Full Kit (125pcs)

This kit is filled to the brim with items that will start off an aspiring fisherman on the right foot or perfectly complement an experienced collection of gear. Dr. Fish Complete Fishing Kit includes everything you need for a fishing trip, including a fishing rod, a spinning reel and various types of tackle and lures.

20. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bose Waterproof Speaker is small but powerful and produces loud, clear sound with shockingly deep bass. It is made for the outdoors and will be the perfect companion for your father to kick back and listen to his music wirelessly while he’s fishing.

21. Fish Cooler

The pack series fish coolers are designed to keep your father’s catch cool and fresh. Great if your Dad likes to take home his fish and cook it up! These coolers will provide impressive performance with an external built-in ruler to measure his catch easier.

22. Fishing Chair

The Earth Ultimate Position Outdoor Chair can adjust to four positions with new adjustable front legs for your Dad’s comfort. There is a built-in pillow for head support and a rod holder so Dad can relax and smoke his favorite cigar while he waits for a bite!

23. Interchangeable Fishing Blade Kit

This versatile gift includes 4 different full-tang blades, 8″ Ultra Flex, 7″ Tapered Flex, 9″ Stiff & 9″ Serrated Blade, allowing Dad to switch between blades he needs quickly and seamlessly to cut lines while he is fishing.

24. St. Croix Rod

The Eyecon is a superior fishing rod for walleye anglers. This technique-specific walleye series fishing pole is not for everyday fishing so make sure that Dad likes Walleye fishing before making a purchase.

25. Fishing Rod Combo Kit

This small-but-mighty kit is the perfect combo for Dads who want a portable, traditional rod or who are just starting out. The rod and reel combo are suitable for all water and come with a carrying kit.

Luxury Fishing Gifts for Dad

This list contains fishing presents that are $150 or more. If you are looking to get Dad something very special, these presents will be the catch of the day!

26. Yeti Cooler

For the well-prepared Dad who is always ready to grab his gear and go, the Hopper Yeti Cooler is a perfect fit. The Hopper is made to fit any adventure, whether that’s on a river in a kayak, fly fishing, or a trip to remote salmon streams, it has a capacity of up to 6 cans plus ice and he can utilize it for years to come.

27. Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera

GoFish Cam is a wireless underwater camera that sits on your father’s fishing line and works with a free mobile app. Using this gift, he could capture action-packed footage, gain more insight into the underwater fishing experience, and review and edit awesome video content.

28. Pop-Up Ice Fishing Shelter

Maybe Dad wants to go fishing on the family ski trip! If he’s into ice fishing,  he will love having this shelter. This tent takes a 60-second set-up so he can get out of the cold quickly. The best part, everything fits into a cinch carrying bag that can easily be carried on your back.

29. Garmin Outdoor Watch

This rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments; it is constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). Built in 3 axis compass and barometric altimeter, plus multiple global navigation satellite systems, it’ll be your Dad’s best friend on his fishing trips.

30. Travel Fly Rod

This unique travel fly rod collapses to fit fit under Dad’s car seat or in a backpack so it is convenient to bring when Dad travels. The travel fly rod and reel combo has a no-knot setup with a pre-rigged telescoping fly making a great present for your fishing-obsessed Dad.

31. GPS Fish Finder

Finding fish is easier than ever with STRIKER 4 fishfinder. Your father can install it on his boat and he can mark and return to hot spots, boat ramps, docks, and share his favorite waypoints and routes. Plus, it has a built-in flasher and displays speed data.

32. Yeti Waterproof Submersible Duffle

This fully-submersible duffel offers zero access points for rogue wetness and its rugged design keeps everything packed inside 100% dry. So Dad’s gear stays bone-dry, no matter how torrential it gets.

33. Inflatable Fishing Raft

This inflatable raft for adults is a 2-3 person fishing watercraft with a hard bottom that facilitates stable standing. It can be used as a small family boat– it even has two rod holders!

34. Fishing Raincoat

With functional fishing features and an adjustable storm hood, the waterproof-breathable Simms Challenger Jacket will keep Dad warm, dry and focused through rainy conditions.

35. Floating Wade Cart

This floating cart for wade fishing is the perfect portable outdoor tray with rod holders, live bait nets, and a handle. It will carry up to 100lbs of Dad’s gear.

Affordable Fishing Gifts for Dad

This list contains fishing presents that are $50 or less. These little gadgets and accessories will help Dad perform better on the water and have his fun without hurting your wallet.

36. Bait Towel

Super absorbent, lightweight microfiber with plush nap yarns remove bait, blood, slime, and oils fast. A durable anti-microbial towel that clips to Dad’s belt loop, tackle box, fishing pole, or inside the boat.

38. Fishing Measuring T-Shirt

The long sleeve options come complete with a fish-themed ruler for measuring Dad’s catch! A super unique and versatile gift that can be worn on and off the boat. ​

39. Berkeley Fishing Scale

Crafted from premium stainless steel, the large and durable hook concealed in the back slot is convenient for Dad to hook up his catch for an accurate measure. In addition, the scale has specialized functions like weighing unit conversion, data lock, and auto-off.

40. Fishing Pliers

These pliers are the Sharpest 9CR19 cutters of any pliers on the market, making it extremely easy to cut the toughest braided line, heavy mono, fluorocarbon, fly line, and backing line. With the included nylon sheath, any handy Dad will find these pliers extremely convenient and secure to carry around.

41. Stainless Steel Fish Pint Glasses

This set of four mugs features different freshwater fish designs, including Northern Pike, Trout, Catfish, and Walleye. They are made from high-quality, food-grade stainless steel, and they are dishwasher-safe. Dad will love his morning coffee in these mugs that remind him of his favorite hobby!

42. Bass Fish Bottle Opener

This is a stainless steel bass fish-shaped bottle opener is also a magnet. Easy to use for opening any beer bottle. It can even be taken on the boat, stored on a tackle box, or even used by the swimming pool. ​

43. Fish Camping Mug

Lightweight and durable, these mugs are great for backpacking, camping, fishing trips, or other traveling and outdoor activities. Constructed of cold-rolled lightweight steel and coated with rugged, durable enamel, they’ll last for years– and look great, too!

44. Fisherman Hand Scrub

MacKenzie’s Fisherman Hand Scrub is an essential cleansing and deodorizing hand cleaner. Working with fish often leads to a residual scent, and washing hands with soap and water doesn’t truly remove the smell. MacKenzie’s will leave your father cleaner after a long fishing adventure.

45. Boat Scuff Erasers

These premium Boat Scuff Erasers quickly removes dirt, grime, grease, salt, mud & scuffs from the deck, console, hull & seats of Dad’s boat. For those that prefer the land or beach, they also lift away marks from shoes, fishing poles, nets, tackle boxes and coolers.

46. Small Boat Caddy Organizer

Not to be confused with a golf caddy, this marine caddy can hold Dad’s drinks, phone accessories, car key, pliers, and more. The holes around the edge are great for hanging fishing lures. 

47. Plussino Fishing Tackle Box

This tackle box and accessory kit is fit for a king! It includes weights, sinkers, hooks, beads, bobbers, and a plethora of essential gear for Dad that he’ll surely appreciate.

Funny Gag Fishing Gifts for Dad

All Dads love Dad jokes. Get him one of these funny gag fishing gifts for a good laugh.

48. Fish Flip Flops

Coddies Fish Flip Flops are a hilarious shoe option for the most hard-core fisherman out of water. The flip flops are comfortable and functional for any location, whether as slippers, flip flops, sandals, beach, or pool shoes.

49. Women Want Me, Fish Fear Me Trucker Hat

This hat is a perfect fisherman gag gift hat. For the Dad who is also a ladies’ man, the cap is suitable for daily wear or fishing with an unforgettable laugh out loud slogan.

50. Fishing Pun Beer Glass

A reel cool beer gift for the Dads who know all the best fishing spots! These Bar Quality Pint Glasses – 16 oz beer can shaped pint glass is suitable for a hoppy ipa, a refreshing pilsner, or delicious craft stout. The text is engraved by hand and will never wear off!

Reel in the Best Present!

Another idea could be to take Dad on a fishing trip or go to his favorite fishing spot with him. It will give you and Dad a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time together!

If fishing is not for you then a gift from this list should satisfy. Dad will appreciate the time you put in to discover these gifts and that you pay attention to his interests! We hope that we helped you find giftspiration for the perfect present!