Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Marlin payback .....

I've never been a fan of deep sea game fishing - perhaps because my socialistic tendencies causes me to view it as one of the "Domains of the rich and well off" (like I view ocean yacht racing) as well as being a 'cruel and unusual activity', so it was with some joy that I recount the joy of the marlin that gave back as much as it got and then managed to escape.

"In a battle of wills between a 270-kilogram black marlin and the crew of a fishing boat, the latter came off second best. Deep sea anglers had a close encounter with the massive contorting fish, which leapt on to the boat, knocking over one crew member and sending a piece of timber flying across the deck. The projectile hit a second person in the head, but the crew members suffered only minor injuries, according to the Little Audrey charter fishing company."
Little Audrey captain Dan Carlson said the marlin “got away healthy as", and there was no damage to the boat.


John Gray said...

fishing TO ME is always like shooting game birds..... ie I dont see it as sport!

Gill - That British Woman said...

deep sea fishing holds no appeal for me either.


The Elephant's Child said...

Yay for the one that got away.