Old 07-16-2009, 07:26   #1
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A Fish Story

The tiddler who caught a monster: Schoolgirl angler nets record catch that's twice her size and weighs 14stone


"There should only have been one winner. On the riverbank was Jessica Wanstall, 4ft 10in tall weighing less than six stone (84lb) and something of a tiddler among anglers.
In the river was a monster, a near 9ft catfish that hit the scales at a record 13st 8lb (193lb).

But despite its size and whiskery age, the fish was no match for the skills of 11-year-old Jessica who waged a 20-minute battle to land her prize."
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Old 07-16-2009, 15:59   #2
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Good for her...... Wonder who can top that Fish Tale...
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Old 07-25-2009, 17:54   #3
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That European breed of catfish is actually called a "Wells".

That was an impressive catch, and heck, that thing's almost big enough to eat her.

In other European locations such as the Danube they get even larger. Eeek!

Oh yeah, be careful where you skinny dip over there.

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Old 07-25-2009, 20:41   #4
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Fish Story.

Wow. And only 11 years old. What a feat. Bravo.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:40   #5
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thats a monster kitty cat

Can't match that monster but here is what we catch here in SC
48lb flathead.
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Old 09-23-2009, 21:40   #6
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Whopper for sure

Man thats a definate whopper.

I've already "Paid it Forward", Keep the Change.
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Old 09-23-2009, 21:53   #7
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Can't match that monster but here is what we catch here in SC
48lb flathead.
The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
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Old 09-23-2009, 22:27   #8
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Six-year old girl disappointed with her catch...

I love a good fish story.

Derby leader was fishing for a mermaid

Anchorage Daily News
by Mike Campbell

When 6-year-old Tegan Humphrey of Palmer boated a 138.8-pound halibut on Sunday, her mother was proud and impressed.

Her father, Charles, who'd helped Tegan crank it from depths of the Pacific Ocean, was tired.

Her charter boat captain Rob Hyslip was thrilled to have a client atop a division of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

And Tegan? She was slightly sad. Nice catch, she thought. Wrong species.

"She was fishing for a mermaid, and she didn't get what she wanted," said Courtney Humphrey, her mom. "So she was a little disappointed."

Paula Frisinger, derby coordinator for the Homer Chamber of Commerce, said that Alaska's biggest fishing derby rarely sees a mermaid entry. "I think that's a great idea," she said of a mermaid division. "We'll have to think about that."

Tegan's halibut was large enough to grab the top spot in the derby's Lady Angler division for June, well clear of Barb Cheney's 61.6-pounder.

And it's unlikely any Alaska flatfish caught this summer will weigh 3 1/2 times more than the angler on the other end of the line.

Tegan, a 40-pound student headed to Wasilla Lake Christian School this fall, had just finished a long battle with another halibut when her big fish gobbled up the squid and herring bait about 2 p.m.

The previous fight produced a chicken halibut with teeth marks from gills to tail, an indication that a larger halibut -- they're cannibalistic -- had tried to secure a meal.

Not long after Tegan had her bait back on the bottom, her pole doubled over.

"No sooner did she hit the bottom, than that fish was on," Hyslip said. "And it took off zinging line.

"Next thing I heard was, 'I can't crank it, I can't crank it.' "

Dad stepped in to help, and the fight lasted about 25 minutes. It ended with another disappointment for Tegan when Hyslip pulled out his sawed-off shotgun.

"You're not going to shoot my fish," she pleaded.

"Yeah," Hyslip acknowledged. "She wasn't thrilled at first. She didn't really understand what was going on."

Before long, though, the small disappointments were forgotten. Tegan had her big fish, so big the captain had to shoot it.

"It was really heavy," Tegan said.

"She gets all the glory," said Hyslip of Big Bear Halibut Charters, "and he got all the hard work."

But nobody begrudged Tegan her family bragging rights after a hard-working day on the water. Before long, her exhaustion showed.

"She was completely tuckered out," Courtney said. "I've got an awesome picture of her on the way back in, sleeping."

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Habu..nice keyboarding skills.
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