Can I Mail a Fishing Pole?

Fishing poles are one of the most essential pieces of equipment for any angler. If you’re an avid fisher, chances are you don’t want to be without your pole for very long.

But what if you need to mail it somewhere? Can you send it through the mail? The answer is yes – but with some restrictions.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) allows people to ship fishing poles, provided they meet certain criteria. Poles must be securely packaged and labeled as “fishing pole” or “fishing supplies” in order to be accepted by USPS.

Additionally, the package must not exceed 70 pounds in total weight and 60 inches in length. Any fishing poles that exceed these requirements will likely need to be sent via a private carrier.

Packaging a Fishing Pole for Shipping

When packaging a fishing pole for shipping, it’s important to use plenty of cushioning material such as packing peanuts or bubble wrap. This will help protect the pole from any shocks or bumps during transit. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that the pole is secured in place by tying it down with twine or packing tape.

Additional Considerations

If you’re sending a fishing pole through USPS, be aware that there may be additional restrictions depending on your location. Some states may have regulations regarding shipping fishing poles due to conservation efforts or safety concerns. It’s important to do your research ahead of time and make sure that your package won’t run afoul of any local rules.

In addition, keep in mind that some countries may also have their own restrictions around shipping fishing poles. Before mailing a pole overseas, make sure to check with customs officials in both countries and ensure that all necessary paperwork is filled out.


In conclusion, yes – it is possible to mail a fishing pole using USPS if it meets the necessary requirements for size and weight. Be sure to properly package and label your shipment, and check with customs officials before sending it internationally.

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Lindsay Collins