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Old 06 August 2006, 12:25   #1
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Angler speared by a giant fish

Anyone seen this?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...70&in_a_source=
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Old 06 August 2006, 12:28   #2
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That was in the National papers earlier this week. Pretty scarey stuff.
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Good on the fish, I say.
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Old 06 August 2006, 14:05   #4
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Good on the fish, I say.
Yup, I agree. It's about time that the marine world had a bite.
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Personally if I was going fishing for a 14 foot fish I would either use a nuclear submarine or a bazooka

I think I'll stick to 6lb sea trout, seems much safer to me

Wonder if the fish went back home and said to his wife "Honey you should have seen the one that got away...."
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Wonder if the fish went back home and said to his wife "Honey you should have seen the one that got away...." [/QUOTE]

Very good!

Good luck to the Marlin, hope it happens more often.
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Fish attack

The only other fish attack story that I remember, and that was about 30years ago. A couple of guys fishing off the IOW near a wreck hooked a very large conger eel, they hauled it aboard and did not hit it on the head with a hammer quick enough. It chewed most of one guys foot off and he had to have it amputated. That would really spoil your day.
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Yeah that's the reason I won't go conger fishing in my sr4....
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Saw actual video of a similar incident !
A woman was playing a Marlin when it jumped in the boat and speared her.
She got free immediately but spent a long time in hospital from the resulting infection.
Will try and find where I saw it,as it's probably out there somewhere
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Saw actual video of a similar incident !
A woman was playing a Marlin when it jumped in the boat and speared her.
She got free immediately but spent a long time in hospital from the resulting infection.
Will try and find where I saw it,as it's probably out there somewhere
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yeh, I heard about that one. Didn't she have some breathing difficulties a couple of months down the line only to go back to hospital and find out that it was her sillicon breast implant that had got lodged into her ribs and later was found to have saved her life.
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Just got off a dive boat in SoCal. On the first night dive, a buddy and I were hanging on the anchor line waiting for a third diver (for about 10 minutes, it turns out.) My buddy got whacked in the mouth (cut upper and lower lips, decent bruising, hurt ego from everyone else laughing...) by a flying fish who was trying to escape a sea lion. Note: if fleeing from a predator, knocking yourself out on a nearby object is generally not going to help.

The next night, I scared up a lobster which fled my vicinity, and headed for my buddy, 30 feet or so away. (I followed the lobster as it went over a little sand dune about 25 feet away, then all of a sudden, Steve's light waved wildly...) Nailed him in the chest, he said. I almost drowned, I was laughing so hard.


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Old 07 August 2006, 13:32   #12
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I have also been hit in the mouth by a flying fish in mid Atlantic. it hurts really bad. This tends to happen at night when they are attracted to the phoshoresesce(sp) from the boats wake. have had as many as a dozen in the cockpit by morning. Wish you could eat the buggers but they are all bone. Guess that is why they hurt so much.
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Flying fish in the face is not nice

I got on in the eye ....... and boy that hurt ....... and I got a big one in the side of the head which left me dased for 10 or 15 minutes ....... and the slime of them acutaly reacted to my shin and I was left with a nice rash !!!

BTW mid alantic ............
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