How much do you spend on hobbies?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by the boot, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    Following on from the other “look at me” threads. Got me thinking what do I spend most of my money on.

    Fishing is the answer.
    At least £50 a week in bait and Comp fees.

    The biggest single item being £3k fishing pole.
    Rods for £500
    Reels £200 ish
    I may even have a count up later of stuff I have (they have their own house)

    So may rainy day question is what’s your hobby and how much does it cost. I think a lot of people will get a shock when they start adding it up.
  2. Spot

    Spot Striker

    Costs vary depending on who's available Lamp Post Lil or Hospital Hilda
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  3. mad cyril

    mad cyril Winger

    Music is my main hobby and it’s not that expensive I’d say. This year it has cost me,

    festival day ticket, me and wife £170
    Gigs x10 £260
    New Bose system £140
    Spotify premium £120
    cd’s £150

    Total £840.

    Fantastic value I’d say for something I get immeasurable pleasure from.
  4. Laeotaekhun

    Laeotaekhun Striker

    So how do you describe the difference between a 'fishing pole' and a 'fishing rod'?
  5. 87 Others

    87 Others Full Back

    Five a side: £6 a week
    Watch collecting: too much
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  6. GingerNick

    GingerNick Striker

    fishing as well...but its pretty cheap

    70 quid for my club fees annually
    28 quid for the rod licence

    20 quid for some new flies per season and probably 50 quid once a year for a new line

    have not changed rods and reels for about 7 years now as I am very happy with them...rod cost me about 250 notes in a sale an the reels was about 100 quid

    so set up up quite costly but after that for the pleasure it gives me its worth every penny

    a pole is exactly that..its a really lone carbon fibre pole in sections that you extend out to target an rear very specifically the line is fixed to the tip by a shock absorbing mechanism to absorb the energy when the fish bites..the pole isnt flexible like a rod

    a rod you cast in the traditional sense with a reel of has eyes for the line and bends...a lot
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  7. Laeotaekhun

    Laeotaekhun Striker

    Cheers, that makes sense to me now.
  8. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Central Defender Contributor

    About £2500
  9. GingerNick

    GingerNick Striker

    coarse fishing is very see people rocking up with a cars load of gear on trolleys

    I fly fish and all i need fits in my pockets..I walk around 5 miles when I am fishing on an evening at waskerley reservoir..but then a match angler might catch 30 or 40 fish in a session..I might catch 3, but its more about the freedom and the outdoors for me...catching a fish is just a bonus
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  10. WCC

    WCC Central Defender

    Cricket mainly, the kit (bats/pads etc) will be over £500/600 quid
  11. The Voice Of Reason

    The Voice Of Reason Striker Staff Member Contributor

    Going to the match and watching cricket few pund like
  12. Nowt at the minute
  13. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    I'm into cam girls so it can soon add up.
  14. I’ve got lots of things I do in what spare time but it isn’t structured.
    Fishing boat , service about £150 per year but the boat was about £3k about 5 years ago.
    Guns. Probably cost about £2k over the years but apart from licensing every few years it’s a bout £50 per year for ammunition.
    Football, about 5 games per year the last 2 years.
    Pigs..........loads of money but we do make on selling the meat but not a lot. We break even I reckon
  15. Jukebox

    Jukebox Midfield

    Photography: It is quite expensive the more you get into it.
    Decent camera and a few good lenses soon adds up. I must have between £4,000 - £5,000 worth of kit and I am just an enthusiastic amateur. Some of the serious boys pay much more than that for one lens.

    Forgot to mention the horses as well. Mine cost £2,500 over 14 years ago. He must have cost me an absolute fortune in the meantime.
  16. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Oh, when I was 13 I bought a magazine that let's you build your own grandfather clock. I get a cog or matchstick sized piece of wood every couple of weeks for just £8.75 per issue. Should be complete by the time I'm 42.
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  17. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    Nothing. I'm dead inside.
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  18. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    My pastimes are drinking, clays, eating out, eating in, watches, holidays, buying stuff for the house.

    Usually spend anywhere between a pund and five grand.
  19. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    What is the difference between hobbies,interests and pastimes?
  20. oROSSo

    oROSSo Striker Staff Member

    easily spent 5 figures on photography. Barely have time to pick up my camera these days.

    Anyone wanna buy a camera?
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