10th June Fishing after work!

Well after getting all the gear together yesterday I couldn’t wait for my first opportunity to get out there and have a go again after all these years.

We finished work at 4 o’clock, had tea and them I began to get twitchy. It was a calm evening and I figured that I could fish for at least two hours so off I went like a little boy (according to Angela!) with my gear down to the lake.

When I got there (2 minutes later) I was the only one there to fish. Brian, the site water bailiff appeared after a while and I asked him why it was so quiet as normally there would be quite a few around. He said that they had all packed up as the Fish ‘N’ Chip van was due on! Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances they were not able to turn up!

Brian was very helpful he gave me lots of advice as I had never fished for Carp before and I have never used a hair rig  (Hair Rig). I have never needed to use a drill to make a small hole in the bait in which to insert a bait needle (ESP drill and needle) to pull a little band through to attach the bait…..its all a bit fiddly but I will get there eventually. Apparently my silicone bands are too big so Brian is going to get me some better ones.

I ended up fishing until half past nine having caught a few Roach which has wetted my appetite again. For fishing I mean not for Roach.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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