Tales from the Tendring Flatlands

Tales from the Tendring Flatlands
Summer Bassing

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Piking In The Baltic Sea

Well, for a few hours anyway. In Finland with customers who wanted to visit our factory.

"Do you want a traditional Finnish sauna, sitting around in the nude with blokes you don't know, then jump into an ice cold lake or do you want to go pike fishing on a state of the art boat with ice cold beers in the cooler ? " I said. A slightly loaded question perhaps, but they made the correct decision.

They'd never fished before, so I left the skipper to sort them out whilst I got down to fishing ( you've got to be ruthless ). It was warm, sunny, great scenery and it certainly beat proper work. Ended up with a couple of jack pike and a decent perch.There are worse ways of spending an afternoon.

Finished the day on the 18 th floor of a Helsinki hotel drinking cocktails. All in the name of improving customer relations. The sacrifices I make for the sake of the company, eh ?

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