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Why are Fish Camps, umm, called Fish Camps?

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I've always thought this was weird too. I think it's a southern thing.

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I am from TN.....never heard of a fish camp until I moved to NC.  Fish camp??? My first thought was not that it is a restaurant.  

 

So now...it seems to mean battered and deep fried....right?  Shortens life expectancy  ?

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Camping...by the river....where fishing and drinking and talking crap is done. 

 

I don't see what the confusion is about. 

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I was born and raised in the mountains of NC and I've never heard this term. 

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I have no idea....it's what my Grandfather called it, what my father called, and what I call them. From what I remember though didn't most of the ones in Gastonia close? When I visit Charlotte, I make it a point to go to Steve's Fish Camp (what I call it) on Monroe Rd. (it's before the McAlpine Creek Park)

 

Maybe is a Southern Baptist slang that stuck...not sure.

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I would assume it was a spot that men could go camp, fish, and cook, to get away from their wives.

 

 

 

 

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Someone enlighten me as to what a fish camp is exactly? Is it like one of those stocked fishing ponds?

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Someone enlighten me as to what a fish camp is exactly? Is it like one of those stocked fishing ponds?

 

Seems that when you hear it these days if refers to a fried seafood restaurant.

 

Back in the day it was shacks/campsites/old cottages where men gathered to get drunk, tell lies, and fish.

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