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 Posted: Mon Jul 28th, 2008 05:59 pm
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ThefishinMagician
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Hi All

I was wondering what the average fisherperson spends on his tackle, bait, equipment etc. 

I was trying to put a cost / value to all my gear for insurance purposes and was quite surprised at the total value. This was only for equipment and tackle, not including bait or even the petrol spent to get from home to the water and back.  Considering the sport is supposedly bigger in rand value than Rugby and Cricket, I was wondering what the norm would be in set up costs as well as how much is given out each month on bait etc.

How much do you guys spend per month and what was your initial outlay for your tackle?

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 Posted: Mon Jul 28th, 2008 08:53 pm
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royboy
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This year to date in gear alone, around 11k. Last year - probably upwards of 8, and if I go back to all my fly gear - scary. That is tackle only.

The trips internationally, the petrol and flights to the coast? Bait? Fuel for the boat? These costs are categorized as "holiday" costs, but if allocated to the sport we all love, would be a lot higher than the tackle costs. By an order of magnitude of 4 at least is my guess.

I do not want to do the calculations....... a palpitation would be the result. My other half is an accountant, she must NOT do the sums.

I am sure that for most of us out there, IT IS A LOT!!!!!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 11:31 am
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Kumz
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Between all the league , social fishing & the nationals ..
Bait , transport & tackle ...I think i am well over R 40 k for the year so far & i still have 2 more League outings & a few socials ..
If the wife knew this i wud be in dog box for a while ..LOL ..

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 11:37 am
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Tackle 5K a year and seems the terminal tackle is the expensive part of this.

Boat and veichle to fish venues Fuel -  10K

Entrance fees overnight etc 5K

Repairs and miselaneous 2k

Graze/drink for these outings probs another 2 K

So I bet a fair guess would be 25K for me a inland based freshwater boat angler 

 I forgot to add to replace my current tackle would cost me in the region of 60K and that is just the rods and reels and other expensive stuff.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 08:21 pm
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R8000 per year just on line over the past 3 years. Thank the league for that.
My monthly spend at the tackle shops averages around R2500.00.  In season I can thank the plague of blues for the hundreds of R16 a pop hooks we lose.
My top spend at tuckers is R22 000.00 in a day. Suburban R15700.00 and Specialist was R5800.00.

I have no idea how much on bait. But R300.00 a trip sounds right.
Hmmmn. Tackle valued at just under R150 000, that's the stuff not in boxes locked in the garage and nothing to do with the boat etc. it does include all the lures in the huge white fibre glass box in the garden flat.

No wonder I'm always broke. I just looked at some receipts when I read this thread and I must get help.
You wanna know the truth. I don't use half of it.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 08:29 pm
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ThefishinMagician
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Sad but true... put a value to all my goods (although not nearly a 10th of what HT has) Then looked at the value of the gear I use vs the value of the dust collectors.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 08:41 pm
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Bro, I think you may have got me to take a look at what I'm bloody doing here.

I just took a peak into a box of unused discarded halco's, stroms and metal bibbed rapala's.
35 in there without hooks etc. There are about the same number in a box with hooks. All of them never used.
If you do the maths on R100 bucks a lure which is about right that's a lot of tom.

I just found 8 rolls of 45kg fluero I never knew I had. Spring cleaning for me tonight and tomorrow.

I am going to ban myself from the tackle shops. If I used them it would be fine but this is looney.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 29th, 2008 09:02 pm
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Hammertime you have a very serious addiction, I suggest you go see a shrink :hyst::hyst:

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:10 pm
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It's something I don't keep record of, talk about or think about

I have needs ... you can't put a price on that ...
(ps I spent R 1000 again yesterday)

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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 12:37 am
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ALL OF IT....$$$$

Whenever i get money it goes in a small box in my cupboard and then from there it goes to tackle....

I need a job....

If anyone wants to employ a 16 year old to catch fish...
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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 01:27 am
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Go Matt, you can do it.

Ask guys like Carcharius for a job as a Ghillie/boat cleaner/beverage fetcher/car washer/tackle rigger etc. and you will learn a lot, and experience a lot. If you do it right, there will be tips (of the bucks variety) and even sometimes guys who are outgrowing their tackle need someone to pass it on to - sometimes this stuff will come your way, and even if it is 2nd hand - nothing wrong with that. The important thing is that they will pass knowledge on to you, and for that there is no substitute. The University of Life.....

Jeeeez, I wish my 17yr old son showed this much interest.

Garth - Do you need a ghillie?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 01:55 am
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This is not an exercise I care to take… the problem is that my office is right next door to the Complete Angler and I visit there nearly every day… in the last 2 months alone I have bought a few Shimano Cumara rod’s and paired them up with a Steez each. I’ll forget about the boat I bought not so long ago and the vehicle I bought to tow the bigger boat… let’s also forget about the petrol and the accommodation and the compo entrance fees and I will really want to forget about my monthly visits to Bass Pro Shops. And let’s face it… there are far worse addictions to have. :-)

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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 03:07 am
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royboy
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robfisher, I hear you brother. Nothing more needs to be said. Lots of "tackle victims" here......

So lads, what do we call this affliction?

Us fishing junkies? We need a name don't we?

For gambling there is one? What about us? Isn't fishing a gamble?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 12:35 pm
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I think the worse thing is when new stuff is launched ..
I read all the reviews ...Get all itchy to get my hands on the item ...

& Mias Woodmed is only 5 mins from my house ...

I think i need to move ???? LOL

@ Roy ..yep Fishing is a Gamble ....

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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 01:16 pm
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Geez, you guys spend a lot on tackle!, i try not to go to tackle shops just to see, because i normally walk away with about R700 worth of stuff i dont need, but thats change compare to some of you guys :)

Later

 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 06:01 am
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Spend as much as possible without the wife knowing........:dapp:

HEheheheh ...... :lol:1

 

 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 08:10 pm
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Hi royboy...

Thats exactly what id be looking to do....

if anybody in richards bay needs a "Ghillie/boat cleaner/beverage fetcher/car washer/tackle rigger etc" i am more than willing to learn....im already a novice ski boat angler so if anybody would like to help me hone my skills im available...

Thanks

BM

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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 08:18 pm
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You are welcome to catch a ride with me anytime Im down. I will send you a PM when I am coming down again.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 08:23 pm
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Good man Carch - excellent when the interest is shown by the young guys.

There you go BigMatt - give it horns

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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 08:29 pm
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Im more than happy to help the young guys. He may even teach me a thing or 2.

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