A sharpening stone is an essential tool for all anglers. Even chemically sharpened hooks get blunt and a few quick strokes over a sharpening stone can have you back in the game with your hooks performing at their best.
Never hit the water without a sharpening stone handy to ensure you can take the chance when it's presented.
And when it comes time to fillet your catch, sharp knives are essential. They make the job easy and simple and avoid wastage of fish as well as avoiding injuries from users trying to push through a blunt knife.