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Fishing Christmas gifts for the Angler in your life

Fishing Christmas gifts for the Angler in your life

Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for anglers and fishing enthusiasts is difficult, especially if your knowledge of fishing is limited. Don't worry though, Rod and Tackle are here to ensure you get this year right. We've compiled a list of ten of the very best fishing presents. Whether it's lure or fly fishing that they're passionate about, these gifts are guaranteed to sleigh.

Here at Rod and Tackle, we're avid anglers, so we know a thing or two about what fishing enthusiasts truly want since it is what we want too! So, let's ensure you have a stress-free gift buying this year by checking out our ultimate Christmas gift guide for fishing enthusiasts.

Gift a fly box for Christmas

The fly fisher in your life is guaranteed to have multiple fly sets for all occasions. But how do they keep it all organised? The fly box is the perfect solution. You'll be surprised at how much care an angler will take sorting their flies correctly. It may be a box to you, but it's a delightful addition to a fly fishing enthusiast's setup.

Our Choice: Guideline Double-Sided Silicone Fly Box

Gift a fly set

Why not get a new fly set to go with the fly box above? You can never have enough flies, you see. Fly sets make wonderful budget-friendly stocking fillers, many coming in under the £10 Secret Santa limit too.

Fishing Gloves Make a Fantastic Christmas Gift

Fly fishing involves a lot of knot tying that requires precision. Regular gloves are often too bulky, lack grip, and make knot-tying stressful and frustrating. That's where specifically designed fishing gloves are essential.

Our Choice: Simms Gore Infinium Half-Finger Gloves

Tackle Bag

The tackle fishing bag is crucial for all anglers. These stylish bags store all the tackle and tools a fishing enthusiast needs on their adventure. They come in many colours and styles, but it's vital to find one with numerous compartments.

Our Choice: Simms Freestone Hip Pack

Treat them this Christmas to Fishing Waders & Boots Combo

Is there another piece of clothing that is indistinguishable for fishing? The waders are often the most exciting clothing attire for an angler. Not only do waders help you feel the part, but they are also paramount for any fishing trip as anglers spend so much time by and in the water. Match up with the ultimate fishing footwear and they’ll be no stopping them. Fishing boots are essential for offering adequate grip and durability for slippery rocks. These uniquely designed shoes not only will take the abuse anglers will put them through, but they look pretty good in the process.

Our Choice: Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Wader and Simms Freestone Wading Boots

Wading Jacket

And why not get a wading jacket to complete the set? They're perfect for keeping out the bitter cold and protecting anglers from the rain, making for a far more enjoyable fishing experience. They also can match the waders for the ultimate look.

Our Choice: Simms Freestone Wading Jacket

Thermals make a fantastic Christmas gift for a fishing enthusiast

Thermals are a great Christmas gift for all anglers, whichever their preferred discipline. As these colder months roll in, thermals make all the difference. There is nothing worse than looking forward to a fishing adventure, packing all the gear, driving out to the perfect spot, and falling foul to the weather. The chill in the air freezes you to the bone and not only is it miserable, it makes actually fishing a struggle.

Our Choice: Simms Midlayer Thermal Top

Fishing Tools

Fishermen and women sure love a handy tool. Why not make their Christmas with a fishing combo tool designed to aid in all fishing situations, cut lines, tie knots, clean hook eyes, these crafty fishing tools are a game changer.

Our Choice: Loons Essentials Toolkit

A Christmas Gift for the fishing enthusiast that has everything

Still out there scratching your head. The best gift for an angler that seems to have it all, is the stainless steel fish smoker. This one by Abu Garcia, which comes with 2 burners, is perfect for making the most delicious fish dishes. Enjoying a smoked fish after a long day is the best way to enjoy the catch. If they open this smoker on Christmas we guarantee you’ll have put a smile on their face.

Rod & Tackle Gift Voucher

We get it, buying for an angler can be difficult, especially if they have passionate preferences on brands and types of gear. Why not cover all bases with a Rod and Tackle gift voucher? Valid in-store in our Cramlington shop and via mail order. You can get a voucher for any amount, so it suits all budgets and ensures they can use it towards the gear that has always been on their wishlist.

There we have it, the top 10 fishing Christmas gifts to delight your loved one. We hope our Christmas guide has been helpful. If you have any questions feel free to drop us a message at or call us on 01670 733747 and we will be able to offer you valuable advice. Otherwise, Merry Christmas to you and we hope you have a wonderful new year.

Grant Ottignon-Harris

Grant Ottignon-Harris

Grant Ottignon-Harris is one of the most respected names in the fishing industry, with two decades of experience including as a Managing Director EMEA at Pure Fishing and Group Managing Director at Farlows.
As the founder of Rod and Tackle, Grant brings his extensive expertise and guidance to anglers across the UK, both in-store and through the online shop. His mission is to provide the very best in fishing tackle, alongside unrivalled advice and support.

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