8 Fishing Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Fishing Business

Are you passionate about fishing and wishing to start a business? If yes, then the fishing business is fun and can be profitable if done right. Fish and fish-based food are consumed globally and can be a great source of nutrients.

There are different options if you are interested in starting a fishing business. You can start a fish farm in your backyard, do sea fishing, offer fishing classes, or rent fishing equipment to recreational and commercial anglers.

In this list, you'll find real-world fishing business success stories and very profitable examples of starting a fishing business that makes money.

Learn more about starting a fishing business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a fishing business?
-> Pros and cons of a fishing business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established fishing business

Other resources

1. Captain Experiences ($1.2M/year)

Jonathan Newar, the Co-Founder and CEO of Captain Experiences, came up with the idea for the business while trying to book a fishing trip in Houston, TX. Frustrated by the lack of an easy, user-friendly platform for booking fishing charters, he decided to create Captain Experiences. Since its launch in March 2020, Captain has become the largest platform for booking fishing guides in the US, with over 1,200 guides partnered, 47,000 hours booked, and an average review score of 4.9/5 stars.

How much money it makes: $1.2M/year
How many people on the team: 10


How We Make $100K/Month Booking Thousands Of Fishing Trips In The US

Captain Experiences, a platform for booking outdoor sports guides, has reported booking over 47,000 hours in outdoor sports and partnering with over 1,200 guides since launching in March 2020, with a 4.9/5 star review average.

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2. Malik's Fishand Water Garden ($45K/year)

How much money it makes: $45K/year


Making $45K/Yr By Farming Fish in My Apartment

This case study explores how a Toronto-based freelance artist, Malik King, turned his childhood passion for fish farming into a profitable side hustle, generating an annual net revenue of $45,000.

Read by 839 founders

5. Ace Charters

Premium Lake Ontario fishing charters for trophy brown trout and king salmon out of Oswego,New York. We specialize in family fishing fun.

6. Official Florida Fishing and Hunting Licenses

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Website traffic: 210K/month

7. Viking Yachts

Viking Yachts, premiere yacht manufacturer of quality convertible yachts, open yachts and motor yachts ranging from 37 to 92 feet.

Current team size: 500

8. Malik's Fishand Water Garden

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Toronto, ON, Canada