Annual fishing spendings?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by bluehunter, Aug 10, 2009.

How much do you spend annually in fishing?

  1. 100-500

  2. 500 -1000

  3. 1000-2000

  4. 3000 -4000

  5. 5000 plus

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  1. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I was having a conversation with a person and the topic came up about how much do I normally spend a year in fishing.I figured that was a great question because I fish quite often but of course have cut back lately due to economic reasons and so has a lot of my friends as well. To think about it, I was likely spending about 3000 dollars a year or more depending on if I took on an ocean trip which was around about 400 to 1000 plus depending on how many days I would be on the ocean trip. But the last few years with just fresh water trips, it has been about 3000 to 4000 anually.

    Now when I calculate this I includes:

    Licenses.
    gas - to and from destinations
    bait.
    tackle.
    boat maintainance and service.
    food supplies on trips - drinks, etc.
    personal supplies - hats, shirts, jackets, bug sprays, etc.
    entry fees to waters if applicable.
    launching fees to waters.
    motel fees if going long distances.
    camping fees if camping and fishing.
    or whatever fees you can come up with that helps to support your fishing habit within a year.

    My question to you is how much do you guess you spend a year fishing? It is interesting to see how much of our yearly salary we spend on the sport we love so much.
     
  2. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    I don,t want to know how much i spend on fish'n ,if i new i could not afford it :wink::smile2:,especialy if the wife found out :wink:
     

  3. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Clovis Cali
    When i had a boat, I spent 5X more than I do now:smile2:
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Man i cant even begin to count how much i spend in a years time.. probably near 1500!:eek:oooh:
     
  5. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    ok Brian do you want my actual price or what i tell the wife? hehehehehe... since i have a boat payment with all that added up i had to go 3-4,000 it could be even more , i used to spend probably more than that on booze in a year. so i think thats a better trade off?:big_smile:
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  6. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    That's a question that I really have no wish to know the answer. Several years ago I did a lot of extensive traveling in connection with an organization of which I am a member and kept records and receipts. I ended up shredding these accounts after a couple years without totaling expenses because I couldn't resolve the issue of putting a price tag on what to me is a passion. I'm sure that I've spent more than that amount fishing in the past 3-4 years. I only know that if I had some of that money back, I could pay cash for my dream boat and new truck to pull it with.:smile2::smile2: Stay safe and enjoy the moment!!!:wink:
     
  7. kvillcat

    kvillcat New Member

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    I don't realy know how much I spend but I'm sure my wife would love OR hate to know. But I fish both fresh and salt water so I would venture to sat around 5000 or more per year.:crazy:


    John
     
  8. cat-tracker

    cat-tracker New Member

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    It all depends if you are new and getting started, you have to buy all your equipment. Then a boat+motor+trailer=$$$$ then you have to equipped the boat another$$$ then buying gas, then food, then bait.
    BUT CATCHING THE CAT OF YOUR DREAMS=PRICELESS
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Louisville, Ken
    I voted 1-2000, But in all reality I plead the fifth.:cool2:
     
  10. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I was just figuring fishing stuff, but when I add in all the rest, its a lot more. Probably more than I want to know.
     
  11. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    It's a lot that all I know..
     
  12. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    wow, that kinda let me know how it hit my pocketbook, i answered 1000 on the poll, but i was just figgerin equipment, after i thaught about bait, liscenses, gas to fishin spots, and all the little things it adds up to probably around 5000
     
  13. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might get mad at myself,,,,,,I do have my Indiana license,,, a non resident KY license and a non resident MO license,,,,

    I just picked up another boat,,, looking for a small motor,,,, gosh it's easy to spend money on fun,,,,
     
  14. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I would venture to say around 2-4000. Gas is expensive. It all depends on what I buy that year. I buy a pole or two every year. And i like to travel to fish as well. Then to top it all off I hunt like a madman as well. I wonder how much money I could save if I didn't hunt of fish. That will never happen tho.
     
  15. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    ohio
    With boat maint,gas,insurance, 5 state fishing licences and trips to Al,Tn,Ky,Wv and several trips to Lake Erie, plus fishing eqpt. I am sure it would exceed 4 grand easily. Never really kept account of the expence. May do that next year and see just what it amounts to.
     
  16. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    no way will i post my expense..the wife might get a wild hair and read my posts:big_smile:

    altho it isn't much, relatively speaking, it is probably quite a bit for no more fishing than i do.
     
  17. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    I wouldn't count the food since you'd be eating anyway.

    I also wouldn't really count gas/hotel/camping either because if you weren't fishing, you'd probably spend it traveling for something else.

    As a matter of fact, why count any of it at all? If you didn't spend it on fishing, what would you spend it on? If you didn't fish, you'd just spend your money on something else. At least with fishing (if you keep fish) and hunting, you're bringing home some food to offset a small portion of the cost.
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I marked the pole at about 2000 per year. But if I take into account that fishing is therapeutic, release of pressure, relaxing, lesson learning from nature, and lots of fun. I"m way ahead of any expense.
     
  19. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    I'd put me & Tina in the 100-500 catagory mainly cause we're pretty much established, live close to where we fish, and we're both tight wads (that's why i got a little light boat with a 15 hp, easy on gas and it can cover the ground when need be).
     
  20. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    i dont count any equipment cause most of it ive had for more years than most are old.i took a meter reading route from my local electric co and it pays almost 4 hundred dollars for 3 days work.thats how much i spend a month on fishing.when its gone i stop fishing till next month.