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Why are Fish Camps, umm, called Fish Camps?


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#1 pstall

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Was there a war fought that history over looked?

#2 Cat

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

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



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Its retarded

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

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  ?



#5 g5jamz

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

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

 

I don't see what the confusion is about. 



#6 Floppin

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

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



#7 dos poptarts

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

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.



#8 Zaximus

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

http://jimcofer.com/...ts-a-fish-camp/

 

 

Looks to be a NC thing.  I used Google.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

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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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

Fish camps are awesome.

 

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#11 Floppin

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

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



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

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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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

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.

 

I see. It must be a flatlander thing. Never heard of such in the mountains. 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

I see. It must be a flatlander thing. Never heard of such in the mountains. 

 

I think so.

 

My grandparents beach house started as such.

 

Small shack that would sleep about 8 and a kitchen area where they could cook the fish.  They littered Topsail Island back in the day.

 

Now people just call them houses.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

I'm pretty sure it's a Piedmont thing.  They've been called that for 60+ years around here.  Damn yokels.  




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