Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Gear FAQCan you bring fishing gear on a plane?
Vialillea K asked 4 months ago
Can you take fishing equipment on a plane?

6 Answers
Wilson answered 4 months ago
You are allowed to bring fishing gear on a plane, but it must be packed in a checked bag.

Fishing gear can include items such as fishing rods, reels, tackle boxes, and bait. However, you will likely have to remove the hooks from any live bait that you bring with you. And remember that you are not allowed to bring any animal carcasses or trophies on the plane.

Martin Staff answered 4 months ago
You can bring fishing gear on a plane as long as it is transported in checked luggage. The TSA has a very specific list of items that are prohibited from being carried on to an airplane, and fishing gear is not included on that list.

However, there are some general restrictions that apply to all checked luggage, such as the size and weight of your bag. Be sure to check with your airline for specific guidelines.

David answered 4 months ago

Yes, you can bring fishing gear on a plane as long as it is properly packed and within the carry-on or checked baggage limits set by the airline. You’ll want to make sure that any sharp items are securely packed so they don’t pose a danger to other passengers or luggage handlers.

Most airlines allow up to 50 pounds of checked baggage per passenger, so you should be able to pack all your fishing gear without any problems. Keep in mind that oversize or overweight charges may apply if your suitcase exceeds the standard size or weight limits.

Carlos answered 4 months ago
Yes, you can bring fishing gear on a plane as long as it is packed properly. Here are some tips on how to pack your fishing gear for air travel:

-Before packing your fishing gear, consult the airline’s website or give them a call to learn about their specific regulations and limits on bringing fishing gear onboard.

-Most airlines allow you to bring rods as carry-on or checked luggage, but there may be size restrictions, so it’s important to check in advance.

-If possible, pack rods in a hard case designed specifically for transporting fishing gear. This will help protect your equipment and increase the chance that it will arrive at your destination safely.

-Other items such as reels, lures, and tackle can usually be packed in your checked luggage. Again, there may be size restrictions, so it’s best to check with the airline beforehand.

-Be sure to remove any hooks from live bait before packing them in your luggage. Carcasses and trophies are not allowed on planes, so you’ll need to leave those at home.

By following these tips, you can be sure that your fishing gear will arrive safely at your destination. Happy fishing!​

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 4 months ago
Yes, you are allowed to bring fishing gear on a plane. However, there are some restrictions that apply. Check with your airline to see what is allowed. typically, you are allowed to bring one rod, one reel, and a small tackle box.

Bernard answered 4 months ago
Yes. You are allowed to bring a small fishing rod on a plane as long as it is in your checked luggage. Be sure to check with your airline carrier for specific regulations and size restrictions.