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.