Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Easy fishing

Having unsuccessfully attempted to catch a trout in Scotland and then having spent two hours unravelling the knots in my line, I was amused to hear about this experience of one of my brokers in Thailand. He and his family were sailing back from the Phi Phi islands in a group of about a dozen people. They were travelling at 24 knots when suddenly a four foot Oahu (a kind of tuna) jumped out of the sea into the boat, stunning itself on the gunwale. The crew pulled it into the well and killed it and all enjoyed some excellent sashimi and, later, grilled fillets on the BBQ. The boatmen said such an occurrence is very rare and they reckoned that it had been fleeing from a larger fish. The last time they had heard of such an event, the fish had hit a female passenger and killed her.


Blogger Eurodog said...

Catch 22 situation.

6:31 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

The fish might have had second thoughts if he knew what his fate was going to be!!!

11:57 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Poor fish!

11:19 pm  

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