About DIY Fishing

Owned and operated by Rod Hamilton, DIYFishing is the culmination of a seven-year journey that started with the simple idea of sharing his passion for fly fishing and travel with like minded individuals.

Now the largest site of its kind in the world, it provides traveling anglers with one platform from which to research and plan fishing trips and at the same time book their accommodation. Our tens of thousands of subscribers use the site daily to read the latest Trip Reports, contact the local DIYFishing expert and book the perfect Vacation Rental.

Widely recognized as the DIY travel expert, Mr. Hamilton has written two highly regarded "where-to- fish" books, published articles in most major travel and fishing magazines and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

There are six world class elements to the DIYFishing group of information products.

The DIYFishing website

Fueled by information provided by local experts and other visiting fishermen, never before have the worlds traveling anglers had one place to go online to search for new and exciting destinations around the world. There are no ads, no hidden agendas, just a gathering place for unique and highly regarded information that travelers need to know.

Area Specialists

Unique to DIYFishing, we have a local expert in each destination (Area Specialist) for anglers to talk with directly about fishing conditions, points of interest and Vacation Rentals.

Trip Reports

Each Area Specialist and traveling angler is encouraged to write and submit to the site a Trip Report about their recent experience. These are posted within each destination on the site and can also be searched for generally by species or location. These Trip Reports are key to anglers planning their next trip and deciding where to stay.


The award winning DIYFishing newsletter is the "go-to" monthly publication for anglers to read about new destinations and view the Featured Vacation Rentals.

DIYFishing APP

For the first time ever, anglers can now download a free APP onto their mobile device that shows them where to fish, provides fishing tips and travel data. And... shows each Vacation Rental property which can be booked from the APP.

Vacation Rentals

After years of frustration trying to find the perfect accommodation for each fishing trip, we have finally solved a multitude of issues by including the ability to view and book Vacation Rentals from the same site fishermen use to plan trips.

  • 24 HD Photos
  • Listing on DiyFishing.com and Mobile App
  • Listing on SearchStays.com and Partner sites
  • Featured in our recommended section
  • Promotions through newsletters
  • Specialized Search Engine Panel
  • Availability Calendar with ical sync
  • Google Maps with street view
  • Guest Reviews
  • Personal Marketing and Listing Consultant
  • Free Personal Website

$299 per year

    Top Fishing Destinations

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Bahamas
  • Yucatan, Mexico (east coast of Mexico only)
  • Turks & Caicos
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Grand Cayman
  • Belize
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • Bay Islands, Honduras
  • Florida coasts, east and west
  • Florida, Orlando
  • Texas Gulf Coast
  • Louisiana Gulf coast
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Alberta, Canada
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado