Transitions commence new adventures. Make 'em last…
Michelle and I had planned to go to Sokcho Beach for the weekend, but when extreme fatigue and an upset stomach impeded her comfortable ability in making the trip, we decided to stay and relax at her family’s home in Namyangju. I would soon ascertain that this was an awesome choice as I had such a good time hanging out and relaxing with Michelle, her folks, and the adventurous neighbors. Amid the morning after inquiring about fishing in the area, Michelle’s dad organized for all of us, including KT Man and his wife, to head out and go fishing in the rivers and streams running through Namyangju. I was initially conjuring that we would be using fishing poles, but I would soon be surely mistaken.
We basically used our hands and a net to snag a variety of freshwater fish amid walking up various streams and flipping over rocks and reaching our hands into underwater crevices and caves. It was so much fun; we all felt like we were kids again. Maybe we still are. Michelle’s dad and KT MAN caught so many fish without much of a problem, whereas I had some initial struggles. I had never fished this way before, and after letting a few fish slip out of my hands, I quickly caught on to it. Most of the fish we caught were not extraordinarily huge, but we did nab some sizable fish that were quite delectable.
We then found a shady, scenic spot along one of the streams with no one else around and cooked up the fish with some ramen, in addition to accompanying it all with some soju. Yummy!
The catfish (메기) was extremely tasty and I can’t wait to catch more in the future.
Spending time with Michelle and her family and neighbors fishing in the Namyangju countryside was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I really felt like a kid again and I can’t wait to go fishing before summer’s end. Perhaps if we’re lucky, we can catch some more tasty catfish.