"What am I going to do if Doremi takes to fishing?"

Fishing for Love
Japanese Title 恋を釣り上げよう

Koi wo Tsuriageyou

Dub Title Gone Fishin'
Season Season 1
Episode № 16
Air Date May 23, 1999 (JP)

February 4, 2006 (US)

Screenplay Reiko Yoshida
Storyboard Yoshihiro Oka
Episode Direction Yoshihiro Oka
Animation Direction Mitsuru Aoyama
Next Episode Yada-kun is a Delinquent!?
Previous Episode Majo Rika Goes to Kindergarten


Doremi is spying on a handsome young man named Shingo as he fishes in the nearby stream before them. He suddenly catches a fish and she decides that now is finally the time to confess her crush.


After she gains a crush on a boy her dad brings home, Doremi decides to go with him on his latest trip in hopes of catching his heart. With help from Hazuki and Aiko will Doremi succeed?


The Harukaze women are angrily awaiting for Keisuke to return home one evening for dinner. Just as they decide to begin eating, Keisuke shows up and explains that something had happened, and that he brought home a guest, a boy he was fishing with earlier. Instantly Doremi finds herself smitten by the handsome young man, Something that doesn't surprise Pop in the least.

Later on, the ojamajo are making clay objects. Aiko and Hazuki believe something to be wrong with Doremi
but they just don't really know what it is, until she admits that she has a new crush!

Neither of them are surprised by this, and Doremi begins to argue with Aiko over it, soon growing more upset since she never has any luck with her crushes.

She then brings up how her dad will be going on a camping trip soon though, and since Shingo will be there, she had agreed to go and hopes Hazuki and Aiko will come for support. She then asks them for some tips on how to get Shingo to like her and Aiko suggests that they would have an easier time with common interest.

Doremi points out that he fishes a lot, so they use their magic to summon a glass fishing tank in order to let Doremi practice. But after a fish taps the glass one too many times it bursts open. Majorika arrives to see this and the girls inform her of their upcoming plans. Majorika seems fine with it, before revealing that she and Lala want to come. The girls aren't sure if she can be trusted however, so they try to hurry up and leave instead of telling her their decision.

Come morning, Doremi has gotten up bright and early in order to pack everyone meals for the day. Keisuke is also preparing, while Pop and Haruka discuss what exactly is going on. Pop thinks it's really obvious that Doremi is only going because of a crush, assuring their mother that she wont need to worry about her suddenly developing an interest for the hobby. She then leaves after saying she has a date at the park.

Meanwhile, Majorika is wondering where the ojamajo are as she gets up. She happens to find a note they left her when it falls before her and is very angry whenever she reads it.

On the ride to the fishing spot Doremi notices one of the lunches moving and looks inside to see Dodo eating an onigiri. She scolds the yousei, but stops short when both Aiko and Hazuki admit that they snuck Mimi and Rere too.

Upon arrival Doremi immediately gushes as Shingo greets her and her father. She then introduces Hazuki and Aiko to him when his father comes out and introduces him to everybody. As his dad rudely comments on fishing and walks away, Shingo explains that he cant fish anymore after this trip because he's going to be taking the junior high entrance exams. He also says his dad does not necessarily like fishing, or consider it a skill so he forced him to come in hopes to get him to change his mind.

Doremi tells the yousei to stay inside the car to avoid trouble when Aiko and Hazuki ask Shingo to teach Doremi to fish, in hopes of breaking the ice. He agrees and Keisuke goes to his father to ask if he would like to fish also, to which he refuses and states he is fine where he is. It's then they think Shingo caught something but unfortunately its just an empty juice can.

The mood begins to worsen when Aiko leaves after excusing herself. She and Hazuki plan to use their magic in order to help them get a lot of fish but before they can, the two ojamajo notice the yousei trying to grab ahold of the fish themselves! Suddenly Shingo accidentally catches Dodo on her dress and she struggles to pull away. It's then Aiko suggest that Hazuki turn Dodo into a fish but Hazuki turns it into a carp flag instead, as Bass wouldn't be in this lake.

After Shingo's father says it'd be better for him to study instead of fish. Shingo gloomily walks away as Doremi tries to console him but its no use.

Suddenly Rere and Mimi come over and show Hazuki and Aiko that Majorika is there! They see she used her magic to make a net area for the fish, so the reason nobody else is catching anything is because Majorika used her magic to get all of them for herself. Majorika thinks they deserve this for leaving her behind but Lala feels bad. It's then Hazuki and Aiko try to apologize for leaving her behind, in hopes to get her to release the fish so that they can catch some and make the mood better. It's then Aiko and Hazuki trick Majorika by promising they have used their magic for a hot spring and will massage her if she comes to another location with them. After they fly away, its then the yousei untie the string that kept the net together for all of the fish, releasing them into the waters.

Soon the sun begins to set, despite the terribly bad luck and gloomy atmosphere Shingo thanks his dad for a fun day anyway. Which shocks the older male until Shingo explains that his father hasn't taken him camping since he was in Kindergarten. Suddenly all three of them begin to catch fish. Shingo's father helps him catch one, then embarrassed by his sudden excitement he states that fishing is "alright". Doremi meanwhile begins to wonder why the fish were all suddenly appearing when Aiko and Hazuki come back and explain what happened to her.

That night everybody dines on the meals Doremi packed, along with the fish. Then the adults drink and Doremi notices that Shingo is siting by himself and she forces herself to approach him. Hesitantly she sits with him as
he thanks her and the others for coming. Meanwhile, Hazuki and Aiko watch and decide to use their magic to make the mood romantic. Doremi is about to confess, but suddenly she changes the subject and states how romantic the stars look. Shingo agrees, then she tries to ask him when he can go fishing again, only for him to say, after his exams.

As Doremi tries to confess, he suddenly states that he will bring his girlfriend next time.

Sad Doremi
This news horrifies Doremi and she begins to cry in defeat. Shingo is unaware and she happens to spot Aiko and Hazuki from the bushes nearby; and since they think it has gone well, they try to be supportive of her. This only makes Doremi twice as upset though, and she states that she isn't in any sort of mood for the fireworks display that has started and resumes crying. 

Spells used

  • Fishing rods, appear!
  • Tank with fish, appear!

Major Events

Dub Changes

Visit Fishing for Love//Dub Changes.


  • When Dodo gets flustered over what she made, the clay is colored brown instead of pink like it was prior to the scene.  
  • When Doremi casts her first spell the space behind her is white, but when the Ojamajo back away, the wall they face isn't the same color.
  • As Doremi's eyes light up at the aspect of meeting her "future boyfriends father", they appear orange in color.
  • Right before the ojamajo see the yousei trying to catch fish, Hazuki and Aiko's taps are missing their beads.
  • As Aiko and Hazuki are above spying on Majorika, Aiko's skirt was missing the dark colored petals.
  • The second the water hits the girls, Hazuki's gloves turn the same color as her uniform for a split second.
  • When Hazuki and Aiko try to make Majorika leave, notice that Aiko's tap is missing details.
    • Also note that her eyes are colored half white and half tan, like her skin.
  • As the ojamajo run down the stairs, then back to the table to grab their fishing poles, notice the taps lack detailing.
  • When Doremi is making lunch the following day, there is a difference between the shots of her doing it.
  • One of the fish has a different face compared to the rest.
  • When Aiko and Hazuki clasp their hands in the van, there is a big streak of bright brown below the bottom line of Hazuki's hair.


  • When Dodo is leaning over to make something with the slay, she has bumps towards the bottom of her dress. This shows that a baby yousei does in fact have legs.