My New Year’s resolution this year was to accomplish two things: catch my first ever fish and play a full round of golf. I guess they’re not really traditional resolutions as such. I just feel that I don’t try enough new things and having a mental checklist helps keep me motivated.
Today, I checked off one of those resolutions. I went deep sea fishing on a charter boat down at the Gold Coast and caught my first ever fish. Two of them actually.
I had been fishing once or twice before in my life but it was never for very long and I was never successful at it. When I was younger, I was way too impatient to be appreciate sitting in the outdoors on a beautiful day, having a couple of beers and enjoying the slow pace of the day. Today however, it was a lovely respite from the usual grind in the office and I loved every minute of it.
Anyway, here it is for posterity, the 15 foot long marlin that I reeled in after wrestling with it for five hours. The first fish I’ve ever caught in my life: