Couple Fishing at a lake

Adventure Date Idea: Fishing

You know you’ve found a quality girl if she likes to go fishing, or at least for me that is a huge bonus. Even if she’s never gone but is still willing to go, it’s pretty dang cool. Or maybe she doesn’t really like to fish but knows that you like to fish and wants to spend time doing something you like. Time to take your date fishing for this adventure date idea.

It is quite a thrill to catch a fish, especially a big one. For a group or just the two of you, go fishing to a nearby river or lake.

Bring a picnic basket and lunch with you, relax, throw out the line, and wait for a fish. You can bring books to read, cards to play with, or a radio to listen to while you are waiting for a bite.

Man fly fishing on a blue river.
(Not me)

However, if you are like me, you prefer fly-fishing or fishing with lures, which is a constantly moving type of fishing with little breaks. This type lets you go to some pretty breathtaking areas while you cast your line over and over again.

What you need for this fishing adventure date idea: 

Sunset on a lake with people fishing while on an adventure date.

You will most likely need a fishing license if you fish at a lake, stream, or on the shore of the ocean. A lot of times you won’t need one if you fish off a pier into the ocean, though. Just make sure to check the local fishing rules. If you go quite a bit, a year-round license is definitely the way to go. Here in Arizona, a year-round license is under $40.

Also here in the US if you fish on Native Indian Reservations, you will need a specific license to fish there, so if that is where you want to go, you won’t need a General State license. Each State, Country, etc., will have different fishing license requirements, so again, just double-check those before planning this adventure date idea.

You’ll need fishing poles and bait or lures, and anything else you would like to use. Bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on if you are fishing from the shore.  

Make sure to pack plenty of snacks, sunscreen, camp chairs, etc. And find somewhere you would like to go. You could “Google” the best places to fish where you are at for drive further away to find a place. It is totally up to you. Maybe even make a camping/fishing trip out of it.

My commentary on this date idea: 

It all started back when I was a wee little lad about the age of 4 or 5. My dad took me fishing for the first time. I was “hooked” ever since.

I have many fond memories of going to Sea Cliff Beach in Monterey Bay and fishing off a great big cement ship that had a pier attached to it. Sadly the ship got destroyed by a massive storm a few years ago.

I caught many a fish through the years on that pier. We also took many fishing trips to places in the Sierra Nevada’s, Colorado Rockies, the deserts of Arizona, the cool southern California coast, and many other places both local and not so local.

(Not my parents)

My dad used to take my mom fishing. She didn’t really fish, but she would sit by him and read a book while he fished. Isn’t that cute?

Anyways, it would be a fun thing to do with your spouse, significant other, or even just as a fun date. You know you got a winner when your date isn’t afraid to touch the bait or clean the fish that you catch. And who knows, if you’re lucky you might even catch her heart—just don’t let the line break.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this adventure date idea, time to plan your own. Grab that pole, grab that girl/guy, and head to the lake, river, or ocean for breathtaking views and some good ole fashioned fishing fun. Enjoy!

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