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Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby smile0784 » Thu May 10, 2018 2:02 am

I cant find anything like it in victoria.

Im looking at setting up hire business for fishing tackle and camping gear for those that only need aomething short term and dont want to faulk out big cost for items they only use once or twice a year or

Atm items include
730 POWER BATTERY BOX with battery,
Solar pannel,
110lt eski,
50lt eski
30lt eski,
6man tent,
Battery Lantons
Camping chairs

Overhead outfits
Tld 30 on 15kg game rod
Trolling triton on 24kg game.rod
10kg snapper rod

Spinning outfits
6 to 8kg snapper rods
8 to 10kg surf rods
Squid/whiting rods

Extras
Life jackets
Basic tackle trays/boxes
Fillet knives


What are people thoughts on this?



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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby azkay » Thu May 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Great idea to help people out but i do see you encountering a lot of problems..

You'll probably end up making a few bucks until one thing goes wrong and you'll end up losing all of your profit.. No one's going to pay a big bond for hire and then someone will end up damaging or losing something that's worth coin. Not to mention all the phone calls at all sorts of hours, people coming in and out of your place of residence (assuming your hiring out from home), security concerns that may arise from that..

Most of those items listed, can be bought for cheap these days for the short term users. Admittedly not quality and not reliable but will do for one time use.. Places like KMart/Bunnings sell cheap Esky's, Tent's, Lanterns, Chairs, Trays/Boxes, Knives, etc.. Even Spinning outfits can be pretty cheap these days.. & not sure you'll get a lot of people hiring game/overhead gear for one off. The one off users are generally on charters or friends boats and are provided with gear.

I guess it depends on your motivation though, that's just my 2 cents worth, all the best with it either way..
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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby davek » Thu May 10, 2018 4:44 pm

Honest opinion, sh!t idea, your gear will end up next to all the other broken camping gear left at camp spots, cheers davo
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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby dazz999 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:03 pm

better have good insurance people will sue for any mishaps

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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby Lightningx » Thu May 10, 2018 6:05 pm

Yea I’m not sure about this idea either...

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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby smile0784 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Probably not the best idea.
Your probably right.
People mite not look after things the same as i would and the chance of things getting wrecked is probably high



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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby ante552 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:18 pm

You have a good idea,
What are your thoughts on prices??

Can you service your reels? Thats a hard cost
Is it seasonal?
Are you going to have a shop or from home?
My thought is, you have a jig say cost $25 and it gets broken off, you charge the customer $25 you my friend are already loosing.

I really dont want to be negative or put you down at all.
But run your maths and see what you can profit from.

I learnt from my mistake and it aint easy.

Proberly look at buying blank rods get the roller unit and build rods or customs.

All in all trials and errors. Lessons learnt

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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby smile0784 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:59 pm

ante552 wrote:You have a good idea,
What are your thoughts on prices??

Can you service your reels? Thats a hard cost
Is it seasonal?
Are you going to have a shop or from home?
My thought is, you have a jig say cost $25 and it gets broken off, you charge the customer $25 you my friend are already loosing.

I really dont want to be negative or put you down at all.
But run your maths and see what you can profit from.

I learnt from my mistake and it aint easy.

Proberly look at buying blank rods get the roller unit and build rods or customs.

All in all trials and errors. Lessons learnt


It will be run from home.
I can service reels my self.
I wouldnt be loaning things like jigs or lures that are lost so easy.
Price would be say game rod and reel combo maybe $20 for 1st day amd $10 per day after that.

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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby M9085 » Fri May 11, 2018 7:02 am

If I were you Ricki, I would utilise your boat as a charter.
Take 2 or 3 punters for a day at a$120-150 a head not only you in control of your gear, but it would be much more profitable I assume. Your knowledge around WP is excellent. And I imagine people would pay this kind of dollars for a days fishing with someone who knows what they are doing. Night gummy sessions weekend snapper, KGW or oven Flatties
Just a food for thought

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Re: Hiring of fishing and camping gear

Postby ducky » Fri May 11, 2018 7:15 am

M9085 wrote:If I were you Ricki, I would utilise your boat as a charter.
Take 2 or 3 punters for a day at a$120-150 a head not only you in control of your gear, but it would be much more profitable I assume. Your knowledge around WP is excellent. And I imagine people would pay this kind of dollars for a days fishing with someone who knows what they are doing. Night gummy sessions weekend snapper, KGW or oven Flatties
Just a food for thought


Needs a boat in survey plus, some form of skippers license and insurances amongst many other things prior to running proper charters.



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