Friday, 15 May 2009

Ten years ago today......

  • .....I got married. Not bad eh ? Best thing I ever did, and my wife is an awesome girl who for some strange reason seems to want to stick around. I think that a part of her still thinks I am a bit mad (fishing, metal, rugby, cricket, golf etc.), but luckily the majority of her thinks I am kind of ok.

  • OK, so I joke a bit, but in all seriousness, I could not do what I do without her support. She has even given me two perfect daughters (most of the time they are great, kids eh ?) who have turned my life upside down and made me realise what things are really important, and what are not. We have been together nearly seventeen years now. That is nearly half my life, and I could not be more over the moon about it. I knew I would marry her the moment we got together, and luckily she said yes when I asked her to. Phew !!

  • I suppose a fair few people see what I do in fishing, but I simply could not do what I do without the full support of my wife in everything that goes on. She knows how I feel, and for seventeen years I have been doing my very best to get her to appreciate and then love proper music - extreme metal of course. Seventeen years of trying to get her to see the finer points of true Norwegian black metal for example, or the subtle differences say between death metal from Sweden and the USA. Has she given in and come over to the darkside ? Has she hell !! You gotta give her some credit for holding out that long. But I am persistent.....

  • Here are a couple of photos of the coastline out on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly - where my wife and I went for a few days last weekend, and I of course managed to fit in a bit of fishing with my mate Del. I spoke to him yesterday and the poor bloke is suffering from a spot of man-flu (us blokes always get it worse than women), but he perked up a bit when he was discussing those howling east winds that they had been having were driving loads of weed into his favourite mullet bay. Rotting weed, plenty of maggots, big mullet. Fishing heaven.

7 comments:

Stu said...

Congratulations on 10 years Henry. Give your missus, who like mine, puts up with a loony, a hug from all of us who appreciate the effort it takes to do what you do, and do it so well.

We went to SW Ireland, fishing ofc, for our 10th anniversary :)

Stuart
Sea Fishing and Walking in the UK

Steve said...

Hi Henry, happy anniversary to you both. Congratulations.

patrick said...

Henry Congrats! 10 yrs is worth celebrating! As fro being mad well it's a smashing brand of madness you have! Lure fishing and Rugby, im not sure but if there is heaven then that's is a close description of it! Minus the metal mind you!

The Latin American Fishing Co said...

Congrats Henry. Ten years is no mean feat.

Henry Gilbey said...

Huge thanks to you all for the kind words, much appreciated.

DM said...

Hi Henry,

Congratulations on the anniversary.

I'm off to IoS next week. Any idea of good shore spots on St.Martin's or St.Agnes? I'm after anything edible. Pollock, mackerel or maybe even a few flatties.

I might need to spend a few hours in the Atlantic in the hope that Del is knocking back a few jars.

Henry Gilbey said...

DM - get hold of Del on the Island Taxis number, say you have come via my blog and he'll help you out. His taxi business is based on St. Mary's, everybody knows him over there, he'll be bombing around in a red VW transporter with "Island Taxis" on it. Pollack and mackerel are always a good bet - St. Agnes and St. Martin's are both awesome for fishing.