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How Much Should You Tip Your Fishing Guide?

A topic that is discussed on many fishing trips but is crucial to maintaining the buoyant spirit of our beloved guides – is how much should you tip your fishing guide.

When embarking on a fishing journey, the guide is more than just a person helping you find the best spots. They’re your navigator, advisor, and sometimes, your photographer, ensuring your adventure is as seamless and successful as possible. Amidst the excitement of casting lines, their continuous hard work could sometimes go unnoticed under the radar.

Let’s dive into why and how much to tip our fishing guides, ensuring our gratitude doesn’t get lost at sea.

The Importance Of Tipping Your Fishing Guide

Acknowledging Expertise:
A seasoned guide brings to your adventure a wealth of knowledge and skills that go beyond simply knowing where the fish are biting. Their expertise in reading waters, understanding fish behaviour, and ensuring your safety and success on the water is unparalleled.

Their Day Begins Before Yours:
Guides are often the first to arrive and the last to leave, ensuring equipment is in order, bait is fresh, and every detail is tuned to enhance your experience. Tipping is a tangible token of appreciation for their preparation and long days.

How Much Should You Tip Your Fishing Guide?

A Baseline for Gratitude:
While tipping ultimately is steered by the compass of personal satisfaction and skill level, before all our trips, we provide all our customers with a selection of “Essential Information” before departing, which covers a range of topics, one being how much should you tip your fishing guide for the trip you’re partaking in.

Group Tipping:
If you’re part of a group, consider chatting with your fellow anglers about a collective tip. A united ‘thank you’ from the group can make a heartfelt acknowledgement of the guide’s expertise and effort.

guides watching over a customer

In Conclusion

So, as we sail through the stunning water bodies with our guides steering towards the most promising adventures, let’s ensure we show gratitude for their hard work because every guide ensuring our lines are tight and adventures memorable deserves a tip of the hat and a little extra in their pocket.


If you have any questions in regards to tipping your guide for an upcoming trip, please contact us in the office by calling 01603 407596 or by emailing us at, and one of our travel experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

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