Our wonderful Marketplace brand Sportfish are the UK’s leading supplier of game and fly fishing tackle.
With a plethora of products across their shop, you best believe you can find a gift for the enthusiast or the beginner.
Below you will find a couple of gift guides within different price ranges and as a CGUK member you can benefit from 10% off all products with Sportfish!
ENTHUSIASTS GIFT IDEAS £50 – £150
- Greys Lance Fly Rod: The 7ft 6” #3, 8ft #4 and 8ft 6” #5 versions of this rod are all under £150. Built on an intermediate modulus carbon fibre blank, the Lance delivers performance well above its price. This family of performance fly rods offers both novice and experienced anglers alike quality features including high quality all-alloy reel seats, quality cork grips and alignment dots.
- Greys Fin Cassette Reel: Perfectly balanced with a well-proven disc drag system in a range of sizes to cover all species. Supplied with two spare spools and a carry case, they’re the perfect solution for the angler looking to cover multiple options with one reel.
- RIO Premier Midge Tip 3ft Clear Intermediate: Since switching to RIO lines last season, I’ve never looked back. This particular version is a floating line with a 3ft clear intermediate tip that sinks at 1.5 inches per second, perfect for still water anglers. Each line is built with a supple coldwater core, SlickCast coating, and welded loops on the front and back for fast rigging.
- Fishpond Summit Sling 2.0: Keep all your must-have gear handy and accessible with this comfortable and convenient, quick access sling loaded with features. 7 interior and exterior pockets, 2 large main compartments for fly boxes, Hypalon® attachments for tools and accessories, built in net sleeve on back panel, external water bottle holder. Made from Cyclepond recycled fabric.
- Guideline Foldable Carbon Wading Staff: Practical and handy lightweight carbon 4-piece wading staff that extends automatically when taken out of the pouch. The replaceable, inner cord locks the staff in extended mode and secures the joints. Impact resistant aluminium bottom section and tungsten end point.
- Turrall English Classic Trout Flies Presentation Box: A comprehensive collection featuring 48 of the most famous English trout flies presented in a hand-crafted bamboo fly box. A perfect gift for anyone who fly fishes for trout.
- Fortis Finseeker Polarised Sunglasses: Featuring a lightweight durable recycled TR90 nylon frame that will withstand the toughest conditions, plus vents to minimise internal fogging, rubber nose pads and tips on the arms to provide comfort and spring loaded hinges to fit all head shapes and sizes.
- Loon Trout Pliers – 7.5inch: The perfect marriage of haemostats and pliers. They include a versatile cutter in the jaw with a unique design to make quick work of pinching heavy barbs, removing delicate dry flies, cutting braid, clipping light tippet and everything in between.
NEWCOMERS & OUTDOOR LOVERS GIFT IDEAS £50 TO £150
- Greys K4ST+ Combo Kit – Rod Reel Line
This bestselling outfit is an upgraded version of the K4ST one, with a slightly faster actioned Greys rod and an aluminium reel fitted with Greys weight forward floating fly line, backing and leader, all supplied together in a handy travel case.
- Abu Garcia Smoker
A generously sized hot smoker / cooker constructed in stainless steel for easy cleaning & long life. Will take 4 or 5 small trout, or 2 large fish, headed & tailed. Complete with stand, 2 fuel pans with heat adjustment, cooking pan, lid with adjustable smoke vent, drip tray and grill. Packs away neatly inside its own stand, for convenient storage. Quick & efficient hot smoking of fish, meats, poultry etc. Cooks and smokes in one process, so smoked fish is ready in as little as 15 minutes.
- Patagonia Stealth Hip Pack
This water-resistant lightweight hip pack won’t hinder your casting stroke. Featuring a large main compartment with dividers, removable waterproof pocket and removable shoulder sling. Includes integrated magnets for tools, zipped pockets on belt straps and a lower sleeve to hold a water bottle or jacket.
- Wychwood Bankman Bag
A tackle bag for the bankside angler, with a fully waterproof, protective EVA base, full rain shower protector, unique tippet discard pocket, neoprene lower-back comfort panel, full EVA handle, dual rod tube holders, unhookable rubber-mesh pockets, soft Velcro external fly patches, non-slip shoulder pad and external & internal tackle pockets.
- YETI Rambler Jug
Designed to be near indestructible and made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, so they’re puncture and rust-resistant. They have a rugged construction, FatLid™ insulation, and double-wall vacuum insulation which keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot until the last sip. Stainless Steel Handle with rubber grip makes for sturdy, easy transport. Dishwasher safe.
- YETI Rambler Bottle
As above, these YETI bottles are virtually indestructible. They have durable stainless steel bodies and double-wall vacuum insulation. Built to go wherever there’s a need for ice cold or piping hot beverages. Comes with a Chug Cap. With a quick twist, the TripleHaul™ handle comes off, exposing our shatter-resistant, dishwasher safe spout that allows for controlled gulps on the go.
STOCKING FILLER IDEAS UNDER £16
- Fulling Mill Must Have & Grab A Pack Selections
As the name suggests, these Must Have selection packs from world famous Fulling Mill are flies you shouldn’t be without, while the Grab A Pack selections will keep you stocked up on favourites.
- Flyvines Bracelets
Made from hand-braided recycled fly lines, this eye-catching bracelet is fully adjustable once on your wrist. Each one is unique and available in assorted bright or muted colours.
- Magnet-ique MagMicro Fly Patch
A multi-purpose, 32mm magnetic fly patch that magnetically attaches to your jacket, vest, pack or waders. Safely store and dry your flies on the water or at your vice. Made in the UK.
- Lifesystems Head Net Hat
A useful accessory in areas where there are large numbers of midges, mosquitoes and other flying insects. The ultra-fine mesh is stitched directly onto a wide-rimmed, pop-up hat meaning that the Head Net Hat is ready for use straight from its case. Manufactured from tough, multi-filament polyester material, and with a toggled draw cord around the rim, the Head Net Hat weighs just 95 grams. Pops up from a small storage sack.
- Leeda Profil Fly Box
Designed to offer maximum visibility to anglers with quick access to their flies. Double sided clear lids, unique fast access clip, slotted foam fly retainers, these tough & durable boxes hold up to 250 flies.
- Lifesystems Pocket First Aid Kit
Equipped to treat most minor injuries and includes a loop on the back of the pack allowing easy attachment to either to a belt or rucksack.
- Trout Peg
A fish retainer that allows you to keep your catch fresh by pegging it out in the margins. Designed by top fly angler Peter Cockwill, fish can be transported effortlessly without the smell associated with fish bags.
- Reuben Heaton Little Gem Scales
A very compact tough little scale, making it perfect for the roving angler. Great to have stored in your tackle bag ready for use, available in 15lb/6.5kg & 33lb/13kg sizes.
- Sportfish Clip & Zinger Kit
Top quality stainless steel clipper with perfect super sharp cutting edge and a recessed needle, fixed to a high quality 20″ stainless steel retractor, with rot-proof cord. Attaches to clothing with a locking pin.
- Veniards Retractable Hook Hone
A retractable hook sharpener mounted in a plastic case with an anchor hole to allow you to attach it to a lanyard, zinger or a vest. Featuring fine-grit aluminium oxide stone with indentations for aligning hook points.
For further gift guides in a variety of price ranges, head over to the Sportfish website here.
Written by Simon: Farlows Group Head of Marketing and a keen river trout fishing enthusiast!