103 Year Old UK Migrant just enjoying life in Nelson…

Eric King-Turner probably got a double dose for his 15 minutes of fame earlier this year, when he found out at 102 he was the UK’s oldest ever emigrant. It was covered back home in blighty just as equally as it was covered in his new adopted country. Even made it to the TV.

Eric, now 103, must have been thinking to himself “who’d have thought you could still have this much fun?” on a trout fishing trip last Friday to the Motueka river.

They arrived in Wellington back in Feb 2008 on a cruise ship, the Saga Rose.

According to Radio NZ, back in February 2008, Mr King-Turner said he “has no intention of putting his feet up and wants to do a lot of trout fishing. He and his wife plan to move to Nelson.”

Well here’s the update, and he’s done exactly what he said he would do!

He caught a 1.8kg (four pound) brown trout on an expedition with local Nelson fishing guide, Zane Mirfin of strikeadventure.com.

Erics wife, Doris is a kiwi.

You can read the full story at the Nelson Mail here.

PHOTO SOURCE  ~ TOP PHOTO – ONE News   ~  LOWER PHOTO – Nelson Mail