Choosing your next backpack

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Choosing your next backpack

A fishing backpack can be a great addition to your fishing gear. It allows you to carry all of your fishing essentials with you, while keeping your hands free to cast and reel in your catch. Here are some of the important things to look out for when picking your next fishing backpack!

Size and Capacity

1. The size and capacity of the backpack is an important consideration. A backpack that is too small may not be able to hold all of your gear, while a backpack that is too large may be heavy and cumbersome to carry. Consider the amount of gear you typically carry with you and choose a backpack with the appropriate capacity.Durability and Material

2. Fishing backpacks are typically exposed to a lot of wear and tear, so it's important to choose a backpack that is durable and made from high-quality materials. Look for backpacks made from heavy-duty fabrics such as nylon or polyester, and consider features such as reinforced seams and waterproof zippers.Comfort and Support

3. A fishing backpack should be comfortable to wear, especially because you could end up wearing it for long periods of time. Look for a backpack with padded straps and back panels for added comfort and support. Also, consider features such as chest and waist straps to distribute the weight of the backpack evenly and reduce strain on your back and shoulders.Storage and Organisation

4. A good fishing backpack should have plenty of storage compartments and pockets to keep your gear organised and easily accessible. Look for backpacks with specialised compartments for items such as fishing rods, tackle boxes, and water bottles.

Additional Features

5. Consider additional features such as built-in rain covers, reflective strips for visibility, and hydration bladder compatibility.

Here are some of our backpack recommendations that are available at Serious Fishing:


Aidan Gonnelly
14 April 2023  |  22:58

This, I just don't get! Like how much kit dose anyone need to carry! Personally flies and tippet, foreceps, and net. I don't need bags or pockets of crap, flash of coffee and a spare spool maybe 2 but you pretty much know what you need from experience! Angling seems to be one if those things where there is more fishermen caught by bling than fish are! My grandfather fished and caught fish! Never bought any of the crap fishermen Carry today! Seems to have turned I. To a padgent show of fishermen trying to prove there expertise by the band they are wearing! It's a bit like a fashion parade. Don't start me on fly tying there are more brands out their with every possible variation of materials that even variants of flies now actually resemble nothing of the traditional original fly! It's amazing how technical something so simple has become and so much inaccurate information is thrown out there for idiots to purchase! People spen 100's 1000s to catch a fish throw it back! To me travelling as light as possible is first and foremost, minimal flies realistically a dozen patterns will see you right for the season. 1 box max, 4, 6lb tippet a net and a flask of coffee! Either your a practical fisherman travel light, or you bog yourself down with loads of crap and baggage you don't need and more often than not the angler with 1000s of bucks of crap will arrive at the end of the day to find kid with a 40 buck outfit will have landed a fish of life time! Flies catch fiahmen not fish! 100 years ago anglers caught great fish with nit of the crap available today, today fishmen spent 1000s on gear to catch feck all because the rivers have been decimated by commerical fishing and people speak of fish on a pool rather than run of shool, because no fish are running the rivers anymore! It's a bit like 1000 men in a bar and maybe a woman might turn up!