Celebrating 35 Years Of Marriage with a 1st EVER 20!
Sally and Steve Kemp were on their annual 2 week holiday with us to celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to renew their Vowels ‘Zyggy Stylee’ and go fishing of course!!
Zyggy renewed their vowels on the lakeside and Netted
them to Christen them as 1!
The Vowels Read out by Zyggy were as follows –
“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here together in the sight of God, nature and fish to renew our eternal vows and proclaim our everlasting love.
Do you Sally promise to take Steve for good days and bad days, big fish and small fish, blank days and loads of fish?
Do you Steve promise to take Sally for good days and bad days, big fish and small fish, blank days and loads of fish?
After each enjoyable session, will you make sure that
thoroughly clean each other’s tackle, wash it, dry it and make sure it is in pristine condition for the next session.
And do you promise to honour and obey and go fishing every day?
I now pronounce you fisherman and fisherwoman, husband and wife and with this net I now re-join you.”
Sally and Steve then went onto Fish Nirvana’s
Specimen Cat Lake for their last session on there, and with Team
Work, together they caught their Anniversary Fish which was
Sally’s 1st Ever 20, a 24lb
Sally’s Story –
“After renewing our wedding vows at Zyg's ceremony on Tuesday (our 35th wedding anniversary), we returned to our bivvy at the specimen Catfish lake for the last afternoon of our 3 day booking.
On the first evening Steve caught a 35lb Catfish but we had nothing since. While we were packing the bivvy away, there was a run on one of my rods. Steve was closer than I was so he picked the rod up and hooked the fish. Steve passed the rod to me and the fish went charging off towards the far bank. I played the powerful fish in the middle of the lake before it decided to head for the reeds to my left, I persuaded it to come out of there but it went straight into the reeds further down the bank on my right, where it buried itself deeply.
I could still feel the fish but it wasn't coming out to play. With the careful use of a landing net, Steve managed to persuade the fish to come out of the reeds. I played the fish again and Steve netted it.
When we weighed it was exactly 24 lbs and my first ever 20 ! I have a phobia about touching fish so we took one picture with me kneeling beside it and one with Steve holding it, it was a team effort after all!”