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Gone Fishing

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by Camille (subscribe)
Camille is a freelance ghost blog and web content writer. She's also a musician and an "Autoimmunee". She loves learning and sharing about how to live life with positive energy and meaning. www.expressedbycamille.com.au and www.autoimmunee.com
Published July 8th 2015
Will you get hooked?
A few days before my hubby's best friend got married and the guys decided to surprise the groom-to-be with an all guy's day out.

In the planning stages for a quick bro getaway, my hubby and his friends had a short list of pre-requisites – one, it obviously had to be fun; two, something 'safe' (okay I may have added the safe part); and three 'memorable'.

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In my own opinion planning a girl's day out seems like an easier task; chuck in something girly like getting your nails done, going out dancing, etc. and you're pretty much set. But the guys, great blokes they are, wanted to do something creative and different. Hence, leading to an awesome experience with Gone Fishing on the Gold Coast.

So, it was decided, a private half-day charter with all the meaningful dudes in my hubby's best friend's life – about eight of them altogether ready for an deep sea fishing adventure. Suitable for beginner fishermen and general fishing enthusiasts, the trip was super organised – fishing poles and non-alcoholic drinks lined up and ready.

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"The boat was comfortable, our skipper was a great guy, and just the feeling of being out on the ocean looking back onto the coast was great", recounts my hubby.

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As this wasn't my experience, but the guys', I decided to interview them a little. First question on my mind was why do guys like fishing? Sure there are girls who love it too, but for this case, what made the guys choose fishing as their guys-only day out?

"It's the hunting urge. Man vs Nature – me man catch dinner, you woman cook dinner", said one of the guys jokingly.

"It's the thrill of the chase. Sure, there can be long periods of waiting in between, but for that few minutes of reeling in a big guy, it's exciting!", said another. Note: some guys caught smaller fish than others…

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But the best answer I got was from hubby himself, "Whether you're good at fishing or not, it gave us time to just hang out and talk. We don't usually get the time to do that. Fishing is a patience game, but also a bonding experience, time to just chill. Nothing really deep".

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Originally started in 1996, Gone Fishing is one of the most popular Gold Coast Fishing Charters and as they say on their website quite simply put, their goal is to enjoy a day out fishing with you. You can learn more about fishing, spend quality time with your friends & family, and hey you might even come home with a big catch too boot!
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Why? for a great day out deep sea fishing
When: Depends on charter schedule - call to check
Phone: 0408061944
Where: Gold Coast
Cost: Ranges for different charters
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