Couple Fishing

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MARRY A FISHO

Every marriage is a commitment but tying the knot with a fisho is a big commitment. We are a particular breed of outdoor enthusiasts. We come from all kinds backgrounds, have different likes and dislikes and different hopes and fears but we also share some strong similarities. We are fishos and that means there are some things you should know before you agree to “till death do us part”.

WEEKENDS ARE NOT FOR LYING IN

For many people, Saturday and Sunday mornings represent an opportunity to catch up on lost sleep. Not for fishos. For us, the weekend days may start even earlier than the weekdays, making the most of the pre-dawn light to fill our nets. On the up-side, at least we won’t be out on a Friday and Saturday night until the early hours unless we are fishing.

WE’LL SHARE SOME BEAUTIFUL SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

If romantic selfies of sunrises and sunsets are your thing, good news, you’ll see a lot of them. Spending a lot of time with a fisho means there will be plenty of opportunities for sunset photos across stunning locations.

THERE WILL BE LOTS OF PLASTIC

In my house, when we do the laundry, there isn’t a danger of colours blending or coins rattling around. The biggest hazard to our clothes is plastic. Every now and then a soft plastic lure will be lurking in a pocket, leaving blobs of sticky, molten plastic over everything it comes into contact with.

YOU MIGHT BE HUNG UP ON

If we are talking on the phone while I am fishing, you might end up getting hung up on. When the fish bite the hook needs setting, no ifs, no buts.

WE’LL BE USING YOUR CAR MORE THAN MINE

“Let’s take yours; the boats hooked up to mine”. There is no point in unhooking everything just to run to the shops for some milk is there,

OUR HOUSE WILL BE FULL OF PHOTOS OF ME HOLDING FISH

Our mantlepiece might look a bit like this: a photo of our wedding next to a photo of me holding a 3lb 5oz Perch, then a photo of our child holding a university degree, behind a photo of me holding a 25kg Mulloway.

YOU’LL LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT THE WEATHER YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT THE FORECAST

You’ll always know the weather forecast, what direction the wind is coming from, what time the sun will rise, when it will set and what the best conditions are for fishing what species. I am sure it will come in handy at some point.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WILL BE EASY

Fishos are easy to buy for. Get us a reel, a line, some lures or soft plastics and we are thrilled. Christmas shopping takes no time at all when you are married to a fisho.

YOU’LL EAT LOTS OF FISH

I hope you like fish because it will be on the menu every weekend for the rest of your life.

YOU’LL ALWAYS BE OUR SECOND LOVE

It’s not you; it’s just that fishing will always be our first love.


 

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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.