Why I Go Fishing With My Husband Even Though I Don’t Fish

Anyone that knows me also knows I don’t really enjoy fishing. The last time I held a fishing pole in my hand was when I was around 11 or 12. I used to go fishing with my Grandparents. Since I have become an adult it is something I just don’t do. So then the question I get asked is “Why go fishing if you don’t fish?”.

1stopmom fishing

The answer is easy. The quality time I get to spend with my husband. While I enjoy the comfort of my home, my husband loves the outdoors. Fishing is one one of his favorite things to do.  Even though we live in Wisconsin he fishes as much as he can, usually from early April until late November. It all depends on the weather. Most weekends he goes with a group of friends but most of the other times I go with him.

My husband’s favorite fishing spots are usually an hour or more away so it is like a mini road trip. He fishes a few hours so we get to enjoy each other’s company. To me it is fun, not because of the fishing, but the time we  get to spend together. We talk, laugh and tell stories. We get the chance to catch up with one another uninterrupted. This one on one time is priceless and I actually look forward to it.

We also explore a little and try new places to eat. It can be pretty relaxing for us both. He went out and bought me a special chair so I can be always be comfortable. I tried sitting on the grass but anything that crawls freaks me out. Sometimes while he fishes I read a book on my Kindle Paperwhite.  We might talk about characters I am currently reading about. He might try to teach me a few things fishing.

I love my husband very much. He is my best friend so I don’t mind doing what he loves. As long as we get to spend time together I am happy. Throughout our 25 years together he has done some things that he doesn’t necessarily enjoy just to make me happy. So I don’t mind going fishing with him.

Plus most evenings I have a beautiful view like this!

beaver dam sunset

Do you do something that your significant other enjoys just so you can spend time with them?


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  • Reply Terra Heck

    That is a very pretty view, indeed. My husband enjoys fishing but I don’t so he usually goes with friends. I have done things with my husband that I don’t necessarily enjoy but, like you, I think it’s necessary sometimes. It forges the relationship and shows you care.

    October 17, 2017 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Amber

    I would probably go as well if my husband liked fishing. I’d just bring a book and read if I got bored 😉 His hobbies are mostly computer games though, and he’s already in the house so I don’t need to join him. Plus I like having our separate time, I won’t lie. I’m an only child so I love being alone now and again.

    October 17, 2017 at 6:29 am
  • Reply Akamatra

    The view sure is easy in the eyes! I love quality time with my hubby but it’s not a lot with the baby nowadays…

    October 17, 2017 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Tasheena

    Your husband is super sweet for getting you a special chair when you guys go fishing. I wasn’t a fan of sports prior to meeting the Mister. Most sports I enjoy now. Others I watch and partake in for quality time.

    October 17, 2017 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Familyearthtrek

    Awwe what a sweet post! I belive that for a mariage to work we both need to “pretend” now and then to enjoy other ones hobby. When I say pretend I mean play along that it is fun and not nagging of how boring or waste of time it is. Lucky both my husband and I share almost every interest together except for going to the museum. He loves to read everything while I just walk through eveything. And I love to go out and dance while he doesnt so now he doesnt go out with me dancing and I dont go to the museums with him!😂

    October 17, 2017 at 11:58 am
  • Reply Deimarys

    I used to go fishing with my dad. I don’t fish but I think the whole experience it’s relaxing and enjoyable.

    October 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Kate Veggie Desserts

    I’m veggie, but I’ve gone fishing with my husband just to hang out at the seaside!

    October 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Jhilmil Bhansali

    That’s really lovely of you to accompany your husband for the things he love like Fishing here. For you, it can be exploring the new place, capturing landscapes and yes having a quiet personal time.

    October 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply TheVagabondWayfarer

    I would go for the view. I took up watching cricket since my husband loves the sport. It is nice to participate in each others hobbies.

    October 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Áine Mulloy (@AineMulloy)

    Aw, what a sweet post – I detest fishing, so I’d have to love someone a LOT to go with them haha!

    October 18, 2017 at 5:53 am
  • Reply sveeteskapes

    Awww that is so sweet! Neither my husband nor I are into fishing but it does sound like a great experience!

    xx, Kusum |

    October 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

    Yeah I know the feeling. I also join my boyfriend to his activities even I have no idea about it (he knows I dont play too). But i like the quality time we spend, and sometimes I crack jokes to makes us laugh on things.

    October 19, 2017 at 12:17 am
  • Reply notjustpaperandpaint

    It’s always a give and take. I know he doesn’t always want to go to the craft store and such, but he does. I wish my view from the craft store would be like that.

    October 19, 2017 at 6:27 am
  • Reply Queen Thrifty

    Fishing is so relaxing to me I love just being near water listening to nature play. Paradise to me so perfectm

    October 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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