Gag Gifts for the Fisherman

Gag Gifts for the Fisherman
Many fishermen have a great sense of humor, which means you get some leeway when it comes to giving gifts. Go with the practical, useful fishing-related items, or opt to have some fun. There is a wide array of gag gifts for fishermen at your fingertips.

Fake Fish

A rubber fish makes a fun gag gift, as do an assortment of other items featuring fish. These include fish pens, fish knickknacks and statues, fish socks, fish key chains and big, fat fish pillows. Go all out and pick up a giant, inflatable fish or a massive, stuffed, plush fish from the toy store. Fish head can coolers, a clown fish hat, and edible fortune fish (rather than fortune cookies) also make ideal gag gifts. Other choices include the battery-operated singing trout attached to a plastic plaque and a number of fish figurines, such as one featuring a big fish holding a pole with a fisherman dangling from its hook.

Novelty Lures and Bait

Fake lures and bait are another humorous fisherman gift. Novelty lures include those shaped like people; mermaids; beer bottles, cans and caps; cigarettes; and animals. Other lure-inspired items include a fishing lure mailbox and a fishing lure wall plaque featuring hooks to hold your keys. Humorous bait-related gifts include a can of bait that is really a plastic container filled with gummy worms or a big bag or jar of plastic flies.


A host of other novelty items make ideal gag gifts for the fishermen. A funny T-shirt, stickers or baseball cap often get a laugh. Choose from some already on the market, or come up with your own phrases or illustrations, and have them custom printed. Popular phrases include: "A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work," and "Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way." Clocks, plaques and humorous fishing artwork are also an option.

Article Written By Ryn Gargulinski

Ryn Gargulinski is a writer, artist and performer whose journalism career began in 1991. Credits include two illustrated books, "Bony Yoga" and "Rats Incredible"; fitness, animal, crime, general news and features for various publications; and several awards. She holds a Master of Arts in English literature and folklore and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing with a French minor from Brooklyn College.

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