Fishing Equipment Market

Global Fishing Equipment Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Nature (Fresh Water, Salt Water, and Fly Fishing), By Type (Hooks, Lines, Sinkers & Floats, Rods, Reels, Nets & Traps, Spear & Gaffs, Baits & Lures, and Others), By End User (Individual Consumers, Clubs, and Sports Organizers), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Machinery & Equipment | March 2024 | Report ID: EMR00664 | Pages: 258

 The global fishing equipment market was valued at USD 14.97 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 22.64 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2024 to 2032.

The market for fishing equipment is vast, with a variety of tools and gear suitable for anglers with different preferences and ability levels. This sector provides fishing aficionados all over the world with everything from rods and reels to tackle boxes full of hooks, lines, and lures. As a crucial component of both recreational and commercial fishing, the industry is always changing to include new designs, eco-friendly materials, and technology improvements. The market offers a wide range of solutions to improve the fishing experience, whether it be for freshwater or saltwater, taking into account different species, habitats, and techniques.



Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)


Projected Market Value (2032)

22.64 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Nature, By Type, By End User, & Region

Segments Covered

By Nature, By Type, By End User, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Fishing Equipment Dynamics

Economic conditions, consumer tastes, environmental concerns, and technology improvements are some of the elements that impact the dynamics of the fishing equipment industry. Competition among industry participants is fueled by innovations in materials, manufacturing techniques, and product designs, which results in ongoing product improvement and differentiation. Due to consumer demand, manufacturers are now creating fishing gear that has as little of an impact on the environment as possible. Global events and changes in the economy can have an impact on consumer purchasing trends and market expansion. Market patterns are also influenced by laws and policies pertaining to conservation and fishing activities.


Global Fishing Equipment Drivers

  • Growing Participation in Recreational Fishing

The market for fishing equipment is significantly influenced by the rising number of people engaging in recreational fishing. The need for fishing equipment rises in tandem with the number of individuals engaging in outdoor recreational activities for fun and relaxation. Urbanization, stress alleviation, and the need for immersive outdoor experiences are some of the causes driving this trend. As a result, producers and merchants can benefit from this trend by providing a wide selection of fishing gear that is suited to recreational fishermen' requirements and tastes.

  • Awareness of Outdoor Activities

People are drawn to outdoor hobbies like fishing as they become more aware of the advantages it offers, including improved physical and mental health and a stronger sense of connection to the natural world. As a result of this increased awareness, fishing gear is becoming more and more popular as enthusiasts realize how important it is to have it for outdoor activities. In order to meet the needs of outdoor lovers, manufacturers should take advantage of this trend by providing cutting-edge and environmentally friendly fishing equipment.



  • Seasonal Variability and Weather Conditions

Weather-related events, such as storms, droughts, and extremely high or low temperatures, can cause disruptions to fishing operations and discourage anglers from going outside. The demand for fishing gear is unpredictable, which affects sales and inventory control for producers and dealers. In addition, unfavorable weather can make anglers more reluctant to purchase new gear by raising questions about their safety. As a result of these weather-related issues, the market goes through times of limited growth and stagnation.

  • Limited Access to Fishing Locations

Access restrictions imposed by private property, conservation zones, or urbanization make it more difficult for fishermen to get to popular fishing locations. This restriction affects sales for manufacturers and retailers by lowering the market for specialist gear made for particular fishing locations and species. Further, limiting access makes fishing less appealing to fishermen overall, which lowers participation rates and reduces the pool of potential customers for fishing equipment manufacturers.



  • Innovation in Sustainable Fishing Gear

Anglers are becoming more and more interested in eco-friendly choices as environmental worries develop. Manufacturers can profit from this trend by creating cutting-edge fishing gear composed of biodegradable, repurposed, or sustainably derived materials. Businesses may stand out from the competition, draw in eco-aware customers, and support conservation initiatives by providing ecologically friendly products. This promotes customer loyalty and increases revenue.

  • E-commerce and Direct-to-Consumer Channels

Manufacturers and retailers no longer require physical locations to reach a wider audience, especially remote or niche areas, thanks to the growing popularity of online purchasing. Businesses may provide a greater range of products, tailored recommendations, and easy online shopping experiences by utilizing e-commerce platforms. In the cutthroat fishing equipment industry, direct-to-consumer sales also give businesses more control over branding, price, and customer relations, which promotes brand loyalty and boosts revenue growth.


Segment Overview

  • By Nature

Based on nature, the global fishing equipment market is divided into fresh water, salt water, and fly fishing. The fresh water category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. The purpose of freshwater fishing equipment is to fish in freshwater bodies of water including lakes, rivers, and ponds. Typically, this gear consists of fishing rods, reels, lines, hooks, and lures designed to catch panfish, pike, bass, and trout. Seas, oceans, and coastal regions are among the aquatic habitats where saltwater fishing gear is most useful. For this equipment to survive the corrosive effects of saltwater, it is usually more strong and lasting.  Unlike typical bait or lures, fly fishing gear is unique in that it uses lightweight flies composed of feathers, fur, and synthetic materials.

  • By Type

Based on the type, the global fishing equipment market is categorized into hooks, lines, sinkers & floats, rods, reels, nets & traps, spear & gaffs, baits & lures, and others. The hooks category leads the global fishing equipment market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Hooks are necessary tools for penetrating the mouths or bodies of fish to catch them. They are made of varied materials, sizes, and forms, and each is appropriate for a certain target species and fishing method. The device that connects the angler and the fish and transfers the force required to reel in a catch is called a fishing line. Usually, they are constructed from materials with varying strengths, flexibility, and visibility, such as fluorocarbon, braided lines, or monofilament. While floats, or bobbers, assist fishermen in identifying bites by signaling when a fish is nibbling on the bait, sinkers, often referred to as weights, are used to sink fishing lines to desired depths. Long, flexible fishing rods are used to cast lures or bait and reel in fish.

  • By End User

Based on end user, the global fishing equipment market is segmented into individual consumers, clubs, and sports organizers. The individual consumers segment dominates the fishing equipment market. Individual consumers are regular fishermen who buy gear for their own usage. They comprise hobbyists, enthusiasts, and recreational fishers who fish for fun, amusement, or fitness. Organizations called fishing clubs are made up of groups of fishermen who have a common interest in fishing. These groups could concentrate on particular fishing techniques or target species. Fishing-related activities, tournaments, and social gatherings are frequently attended by members of fishing clubs. Organizations that arrange larger-scale competitions, events, and fishing tournaments are considered sports organizers. These organizers could be anything from fishing associations and professional tournament circuits to small-town community organizations.


Global Fishing Equipment Overview by Region

The global fishing equipment market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. Millions of fishermen have enjoyed the sport of recreational fishing throughout the region's extensive network of lakes, rivers, and beaches. Fishing gear is in high demand due to a society that values outdoor activity and high levels of disposable income. Furthermore, there is a robust fishing industry in North America, with many merchants, manufacturers, and fishing-related businesses meeting the demands of fishermen.

Throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Numerous causes, such as the region's dense population, growing disposable incomes, and growing interest in outdoor pursuits like fishing, are responsible for this increase. Aside from its varied fishing environments which range from vast coastlines to inland rivers Asia-Pacific offers plenty of options for fishermen. Additionally, the demand for outdoor activities is being fueled by changing lifestyles and expanding urbanization, which is propelling the adoption of fishing gear.


Global Fishing Equipment Competitive Landscape

In the global fishing equipment market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global fishing equipment market include,

  • Rome Specialty Company, Inc
  • Pure Fishing, Inc.
  • Sea Master Enterprise Co., Ltd.
  • PRADCO Outdoor Brands
  • Maver UK Ltd.
  • Johnson Outdoors Inc.
  • GLOBERIDE, Inc., and various others.


Global Fishing Equipment Recent Developments

  • In February 2024, The largest fishing tackle firm in the world, Pure Fishing Inc., has announced that it has acquired Svendsen Sport, a major European provider of fishing tackle and the owner of well-known brands like Savage Gear, Prologic, MadCat, WaterWolf, and DAM.
  • In August 2022, The parent company of 41 well-known brands that create, produce, and sell sporting and outdoor goods to customers worldwide, Vista Outdoor Inc., announced the completion of its $192.5 million acquisition of Simms Fishing Products, based in Bozeman, Mont. The purchase price includes a net present value of approximately $20 million in potential future tax benefits.


Scope of the Global Fishing Equipment Report

Fishing Equipment Market Report Segmentation



By Nature

  • Fresh Water
  • Salt Water
  • Fly Fishing

By Type

  • Hooks
  • Lines
  • Sinkers & Floats
  • Rods
  • Reels
  • Nets & Traps
  • Spear & Gaffs
  • Baits & Lures
  • Others

By End User

  • Individual Consumers
  • Clubs
  • Sports Organizers

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Fishing Equipment Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global fishing equipment market segmented by nature, by type, by end user, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of fishing equipment between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global fishing equipment market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of fishing equipment among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global fishing equipment market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Retailers and Distributors
  • Anglers and Fishing Enthusiasts
  • Government Agencies and Regulatory Bodies 

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the fishing equipment market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world
According to fishing equipment market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~4.7% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
North America held the largest share in 2023
The major players operating in the global market include Rome Specialty Company, Inc, Pure Fishing, Inc., Sea Master Enterprise Co., Ltd., PRADCO Outdoor Brands, Maver UK Ltd., Johnson Outdoors Inc., GLOBERIDE, Inc., and various others.

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