Fishing Gadgets and Tools: A Full Buyer’s Guide


Fishing successfully depends very much on having the right tools for the job.

There is a huge range of fishing gadgets and tools, many of which are essential to many fishing scenarios.

We’ve used and reviewed a range of these little helpers and written about those that we use to make our fishing trips more successful.

Read on to get expert recommendations and advice on fishing accessories in a range of categories.

Packs, tackle boxes and fishing storage options

Once you start getting into lure fishing – or any kind of fishing really – you’ll quickly accumulate a wide range of lures and terminal tackle.

Soon your attention will turn – often by necessity – to the best options to store this tackle and carry it to your chosen fishing spot.

Don’t stress about this as we’ve published a range of top quality articles on this:

Plano Tackle Bag Box Product Image
This kind of Plano tackle bag is a really versatile and durable option

Cameras, lights and other electronic gadgets

Pocket flashlights like this one are a must have on overnight trips

Knives and other tools

These are the kind of items you use every day on the water: knives, pliers, knot tools and similar bits of gear.

Take it from us, you don’t want to buy the wrong product in this category as it will not only fail to do the job, but annoy you at critical times.

We’ve spent a lot of time researching the best options here including:

The Wusthof Classic isn’t cheap, but it’s our favourite fillet knife


  • Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He is a regular on fly fishing podcasts and appeared in the international fly fishing film Predator.

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