Use the My Trips app to show target fish for every trip

Nov 8, 2022 | 3 minute read Comments
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Setting expectations with your customers is a huge part of running a fishing charter. That’s why our latest My Trips update lets you show exactly what fish customers can target on each trip with you. Before, you could only display target fish species on your listing as a whole. Some customers would rely on this information rather than the details in each trip description, which gave them the wrong idea about what they might be targeting.

For example, some customers would see Marlin displayed on a listing and assume they’d have a big game fishing experience on a shorter, cheaper inshore trip. There wasn’t a way to display targeted fish in more detail, or show what could be caught on each trip.

So, what’s new?

With the latest My Trips update, you can select specific fish species for each trip you run. These details will be visible when customers select and book a trip, so they know exactly what they’ll be targeting, whether it’s a short trip close to shore or a deep sea excursion.

Each trip description will show a list of target species, complete with the name of each fish and an image to make them really stand out!

How do I add these images to my trips?

  • Using the My Trips app, click on Edit Listing;
  • Click the blue “Edit” text next to Trips;
  • Decide which trip you’d like to add species to (e.g. “Half Day Trip – Inshore”), and click the blue bolded “Edit” text;
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see the new Targeted Species section:
  • Click on “Add targeted species,” which will take you to the following screen:
  • Then, either select a recommended species from the top section, or type in the name of the fish you want to tag before selecting it. Save your changes, and repeat the process for all of your trips!

You can also follow our walkthrough video below:

Note: When you go to add species to your trips, the fish you’ve already tagged on your listing will show up as recommended options. If you want to add other species that aren’t currently on your listing, you can type in the name of the fish and add it to the trip. You may need to do this if you target more than 12 species overall.

Make sure you have the latest version of the My Trips app to start adding fish to your trips now! 

We hope you’ll find our latest update useful. As always, feel free to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Comments (4)
  • WAYNE MICHAEL BLANKS

    Oct 18, 2022

    Nevermind my previous post. Its all good.

    Thanks

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  • WAYNE MICHAEL BLANKS

    Oct 18, 2022

    I can’t figure this lout. I like to do all changes from my laptop as it has an actual readable screen but I can only load the app to my android.

    When I click on the my trips app on my android, I can’t edit anything but the description. Everything shown on this shows up on my laptop except adding targeted fish.

    Then I see I need to add the app and nothing happens.

    Repeat…repeat….repeat.

    Basically I can’t access or change anything through the app on my phone.

    ??????.?

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  • Ken Bolden

    Sep 12, 2022

    There are closures at different times of the year for different species. So we have to make a different trip for each time a species changes? And sometimes we get short notice and some trips are expecting fish that are recently closed.

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      Rhys

      Sep 14, 2022

      Hi Ken,

      Rhys here from FishingBooker. Thanks for your question. This feature is designed to help give customers an overview of what to expect on the trip, so we suggest you write in the description if there are any closed seasons that may affect the fish targeted. Likewise, if you run species-specific trips, we suggest you set up separate packages, with the seasonality selected and made clear. Feel free to contact us if you need any help with this.

      In the event of short-notice trips or recent unexpected season closures, we suggest you communicate this with your customer by using the Instant Messaging feature. Setting expectations is a huge part of ensuring that your customer has a good time, and we always recommend reaching out before your trip to let them know what they can expect and what they’ll be targeting. Customers are usually very understanding, especially concerning things out of your control, such as season closures. I hope this helps.

      Tight lines,

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