Fishing is a hugely popular hobby in the U.K. If you have a partner or family member who is into fishing what can you buy them for their 'sport' this Christmas?
Most people who love fishing buy numerous bits and pieces to support their hobby. If they have fished for some time it could be tricky getting something they need and want and keeping it a surprise.
You could always ask what they want but if you want to surprise them what about a gift voucher? This could be a great option but take care; a local fishing shop sells gift vouchers but they have a limited time before they expire. Make sure your gift voucher has longevity.
Remember also the recipient could easily misplace or lose the voucher; in some ways cash could be a better option.
But if you want a gift here are a few possibilities for the fisher person in your life or family.
Does the recipient only fish in good weather or is he or she faithful to the hobby all year around? Either way there will be some items of clothing available as a gift.
Apart from traditional waders what about a warm gilet, hat (which can be warm and woolly or accommodating for hooks and more), gloves, sun-glasses, fun T Shirt, mac or umbrella all specifically for use while fishing
Remember fishermen and women come into contact with water all the time meaning material is important.
Chairs for this hobby range from the cheap and cheerful to the streamlined and comfortable. Bear in mind the space needed to carry fishing paraphernalia in a car. You can find various fishing chairs at this link.
Fishing bits and bobs may include:
Check out whether the person only pond fishes, enjoys sea fishing, like fly fishing or is even more diverse before you begin to shop around.
A fishing licence is costly and can make a good gift.
There are many fishing magazines such as Angling Times and an annual subscription to one will go down a treat.
Books on fishing and fishing videos and DVD's may appeal but take care; some people simply want to fish not watch others doing it. However a DVD or book offering fishing tips and advice may work well.