Fishing Expenses

Is saltwater fishing an expensive sport to startup?

Honestly almost any sport you try to really get into is going to be a bit expensive initially.  There are very few exceptions to this; the good news is that the equipment you purchase usually lasts for a very long time.  Additionally, since the equipment for saltwater fishing is not always size specific it reduces the need to continuously buy new equipment if you are taking the kids along as well. 


If you really need to reduce the costs to be even more affordable you can look into buying equipment that is used, or scour stores for the best sales prices to help really get a good setup for the lowest cost possible.  Additionally, how much equipment you need is going to depend on how often you plan to go fishing.  The occasional fisher will not need as much and can get started fairly inexpensively, while someone who plans to fish on a daily basis is going to need more equipment, which will make getting started much more expensive.


By carefully limiting your purchases in the beginning, you can save a lot of money.  Feel free to go wild and splurge on a few items at a time and slowly build up your collection as well to make it a more affordable sport.  With the wide range of options for supplies, you are certain to find something that can allow you to get started at an affordable rate without the hassles of overspending a beginner’s budget.  As you can see, ultimate the choice is up to you how expensive it is to get started.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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