Guide to Dating an Angler

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Guide to Dating an Angler

Muddy Matches is the best dating website for country-minded people who love outdoorsy activities and getting muddy, including anglers.

Here’s our guide to dating an angler…

Keeping strange hours

Your fish fanatic date will often be found disappearing off in the early hours of the morning, or late into the evening. Don’t worry, they’re probably not sneaking off with another man, or woman, they’re off to enjoy their hobby.

An obsession with bait

There are hundreds of different types of bait, from commercially available sources, to kitchen cupboard options such sweetcorn and luncheon meat.

Unfortunately many of the bait options are pretty foul smelling, so you’ll have to get used to strange smells when your angling partner is making preparations. You might also find wiggling live bait in your fridge!

Sandwich stacks

If you are sitting outside for hours at a time, it is important to have the right food and drinks to sustain you. Be prepared to say goodbye to half a loaf of bread at a time (just in case) as they load up a tub of sandwiches that is big enough to sustain an entire Scout group.

If you want to win favour with your date, be prepared to make exciting options, like pasties, pizza and anything that will keep well in a giant flask.

Expensive kit

You can take up fishing with only a few items of kit, but where’s the fun in that? Be prepared to join your partner on trips to get fancy recliner chairs, waterproofs and rods. When their garage is full to the brim with kit, there will still be some essentials that they’ll need.

Plan your holidays in close season

If you are dating an angler who likes course fishing, you will find a gap in their schedule for close season. In England and Wales this runs from 15th March until 15th June and allows for the breeding season to occur without interference.

Of course, there are always other types of fishing that you can do during this period, so you can’t guarantee a break in their schedule.