November 19, 2019
For some reason there are a lot of parallels between dating and fishing. We talk about “the one that got away” and say things like, “there’s a lot of fish in the sea” – and you have no idea if we’re talking about significant others or our latest fishing trip. Right?
So it’s a no brainer to bring the two together: Fishing meets the dating world.
Whether it’s your first date or you’re already hooked (see… another one!) being together on the water, casting and reeling, talking and laughing is a great way to get to know each other or reconnect. And we’re a big believer in “dating your mate”, so even you married folks need to jump aboard and enjoy a fishing date.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons Fishing is a Good Date Option:
In today’s world, experiences and activities are preferred over dinner and a movie. People are looking for something to DO; something to participate or be active in with their loved ones (or potential loved ones).
A fishing trip checks all those boxes. On a fishing trip you are part of the action: baiting the hook, casting, reeling, dehooking. There is no sitting on the sidelines and watching others participate. Especially if it’s just the two of you.
And fishing with a date is a great way to get to know what someone is really like. Do they mind handling the bait? Is it easy to make conversation? Or do they have a knack of getting on your nerves? Spending quality time with a date while fishing will answer these questions, and probably a lot more.
A fishing trip could be new to both of you, or you’re sharing this hobby with your date. Either way, there are no special skills required for your fishing date. You don’t need to know anything about fishing, or even have any fishing gear.
If you’re both new to the sport of fishing, we recommend hiring a local guide or fishing charter to take care of everything you need. Then all you need to worry about is showing up for a day on the water. Book a four-hour inshore charter, learn a new technique from your guide, and enjoy sharing a new skill together.
Even if you’ve been fishing before, try a new-to-you technique or location. Experiencing something new together is a great option for a date. You can laugh at how bad you are, or encourage each other in mastering the new technique.
You don’t need to be a world record holder or professional angler to enjoy spending time on the water.
There are certain fishing trips that will have you bringing home your catch. This isn’t true for every fishing trip, as some species are catch-and-release only. But for those trips that you are harvesting your catch, there is a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills. Or your date’s skills. Or both!
Fresh fish make for a very tasty meal. And you can extend your date to the best lunch or dinner you’ve ever had. Again, no real skill required here. Just fire up the grill and maybe add some lemon, salt and pepper.
We all know that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. And the fact that you both caught the fish on your date makes the meal just that more special.
Another good idea: save your catch in a cooler and get together another time for dinner. Then you’ll get two dates out of one fishing trip. The two of you can talk about all the great things that happened during the date, and maybe even plan the next fishing trip!
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: The great outdoors is incredible to experience. It’s pretty fantastic when it’s just you and your date breathing in the fresh air and enjoying wide open spaces. Any date spent in the wild is, in our opinion, the best date ever.
The boat ride to the fishing grounds is a great opportunity to appreciate your surroundings and view the local wildlife. While waiting for the fish to bite, get out your binoculars and try to glimpse some of the birds. And definitely bring your camera to take pictures of the marine wildlife, as well as what the fish you catch.
You may discover parts of your community that you never knew existed before, or see the same landscape through someone else’s eyes. Just being outdoors brings an extra element to your fishing date.
On your fishing trip date the two of you can enjoy the beauty around you, not to mention the two souls in the boat.
The #1 reason to go on a fishing trip with your date: no distractions. On a fishing trip it’s just the two of you in a boat or on the shore with lines in the water. It’s not a crowded restaurant or noisy bar. You can put your phones away and enjoy the conversation that flows between the two of you.
Talk about your best childhood adventures, or plans for the future. The only interruptions are the fish tugging on your line, and that’s always a good thing. There’s a lot you can learn about someone when you go on a fishing trip date together.
Going on a fishing trip date is an out-of-the-box idea that will no doubt be memorable for you and your date. If you want to make things interesting, add a little competition. Who can catch the most fish? Or the biggest one?
Let FishAnywhere help schedule the charter for your date, start with a search in your local city. Then you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying the day with your date! Book today and don’t let this one get away…
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