CANNY fisherman Christopher Eggington cod-n’t trust his fitness when his locate was value some-more than a weight in gold.
After an rendezvous ring was detected inside a fish being gutted for dinner, he soon due to his longtime partner – and she fell for him hook, line and sinker.
The happy integrate incidentally netted a trinket during a fishing outing during Chapel St Leonards, 5 miles north of Skegness.
Christopher 50, and his new fiancée Sandra Bidgood, 48, both from Wragby in Lincolnshire, common their whale of a story with Lincolnshire Live.
And it appears they were quite lucky, as nonetheless they bending a “beautiful catch”, many of their fish were indeed expelled behind into a sea.
Christopher explained: “We had been operative a casts and a new rods were doing a job.
“We expelled many of a fish though kept dual behind for dinner.”
When a span returned home, Sandra started scheming their dusk meal.
Christopher said: “I have never been that good during gutting a fish so we always pass it onto Sandra to do a gutting as she doesn’t mind.
“That’s when we listened a screech and incited around to see Sandra, lucent with glee, holding a ring.”
Christopher waited with baited exhale while he popped a question.
He had wanted to introduce to Sandra for some time, though hadn’t plucked adult a bravery to ask a large question.
The Lincolnshire male added: “I didn’t put a ring in a fish, so we can usually assume a fish had swallowed it someday before we held it.
“Long story short, Sandra and we are now engaged.
“I had wanted to introduce for a while though it turns out we indispensable a small poke from a gilled crony to get a courage.”
Christopher pronounced he had dictated to go out and buy a ring when Sandra was subsequent during work.
But, given a felicitous fishing trip, they have instead used a one found sneaking inside a fish as an rendezvous ring – after giving it a really, unequivocally good scrub.