Fishing Watches

Those who love to fish know that the right gear makes a difference to the success of your fishing trip. Whether it’s rods, reels or bait, you need to have the proper equipment to bring in the fish.

That extends to watches. As the technology has advanced on timepieces, it has meant that a good fishing watch can provide an advantage in this sport as in many others. A fisherman watch makes a great gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your family, or an ideal addition to your own gearbox if you’re an avid angler.

When you’re looking for a good fishing watch, there are certain features that should be considered. A tide watch is important for some anglers, particularly for those who spend a lot of time deep-sea fishing or fishing from shore in a coastal area. Some anglers like to watch the phases of the moon.

Others may be content with a solid sport watch that they can wear in the boat and use on shore as well. A men’s fishing watch can generally be worn by men or women who love to fish.

So let’s take a look at the top fishing watches, and the considerations for choosing a good fishing watch for your needs.

Best Golf GPS Watches

Casio Pro Trek Solar Fishing Watch

Suunto Traverse Alpha Fishing Watch

Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Fishing Watch

Garmin Quatix 5 Fishing Watch

Casio GWF1000 Frogman Fishing Watch

Casio Men's Pathfinder Fishing Watch

Casio Pro Trek Solar Fishing Watch


As the name suggests, this timepiece is created for backpackers, hikers, and people who usually have an active outdoor lifestyle (whether it’s for work or for fun).

Equipped with Tough Solar Power technology, the Pro Trek PRW2500T is a solar-powered, digital sports watch. This means that you can use sunlight to recharge the battery, which will hold about 5 months on a full charge with all the features available and without any further charging. In Power Saving mode the watch is supposed to last for about 23 months.

Other features that make this watch stand out are Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping, Tide Graph, Moon Data, digital compass, altimeter (with the possibility to save data), barometer, thermometer, and more. In addition, its water-resistance and EL backlight with afterglow, make it a fantastic tool for divers and people who are usually around water.

As a timekeeper, the Pro Trek is equipped with a stopwatch, countdown timer, five alarms, full auto-calendar programmed until 2099, 12/24h formats, and more.

In terms of design, this is a rather bulky watch with lots of buttons and plenty of information displayed at almost any time. Still, due to the titanium bracelet, it is not as heavy as you’d expect. It’s also complex, due to the multitude of features it has to offer, so it takes a bit of reading the instructions and playing with the settings to learn what it does.


Material: Stainless Steel, Mineral Crystal Lens, Titanium Band
Size: 51mm
Weight: 4oz



  • Durable design with lots of cool features
  • Bi-directional stainless steel compass bezel
  • Atomic Timekeeping for increased reliability
  • Solar-powered with a good power reserve
  • Good water resistance


  • The interface is a bit complex
  • The design is bulky and large
  • You must take it off for accurate temperature reading

Fishing Watch Buying Guide

Water Resistance

This may be the most important consideration when choosing a good fishing watch. If you’re planning to fish, you’re likely to get wet, so your watch has to have even a basic water resistance. It’s better to go for enough resistance to allow for immersion in the water, rather than a watch that can handle a splash or two. When fishing, you might have to stick your arm in the water, or you might get caught in the rain. So water resistance is a key feature of a good fishing watch. A higher water resistance rating means you can use it for swimming or snorkeling, as well as fishing. And if you’re interested in diving, you’ll need to look for a watch that is rated for diving.

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