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Was just looking on Henry's Blog, and then scanning through my pics on my computer to see if i have anything worthy of submitting for his photo comp . . . .anyway came across my file of pictures of my funniest moment of the year . . . . . . it was on a beach just outside St Malo, 3 Frenchmen fishing out on a piece of rock that was rapidly flooding on the incoming tide !! Basswalker & i retreated to safety, as any normal intelligent person would have . . . . whereas these three ended up ditching all of their gear in to the ocean, and being swum back to shore by some lifeguards - in the pic below, one of them has just taken off his t-shirt, and is waving it on the top of his fishing rod, looking for help !!!



Absolutley priceless . . . . . :rofl: :rofl:

I posted a full report here . . . . http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/s ... p?t=195536

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Re: Possibly my funniest moment of the year !!!

My funnest moment of the year,
Warning a (new to reef fishing) mate how slippery the reef was, and then two seconds later going head over heels off the reef and into the water. Fished through the session, caught a couple. When we got back to the car, my wader leg was holding a surprising amount of blood. My "mate" then commented the "Yeah it did look slippery".
Another five stiches sorted it out though, cracking scar though :rollineyes:
 

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Not sure about funniest but bait fishing for bream and pout at night with a mate, who exclaimed he had something larger on the end... After much grunting and swearing it looked close so I got down to the water...

I went down over the slippy rocks with a sack and some hope to see what I could do with it. Queue some eyes in the headlamp and something very long, very black and bigger than me coming up, lip hooked on a size 1 with 20lb trace. I didn't know what to do with it and shouted something back up to my mate like "and what the f*** am I supposed to do with this then??" I took hold of the trace to try and coax it onto a shallow rock and do "something" with the beast while avoiding the teeth and a dreaded grab my hand and spin about. There's not even any gills to get the hand into.

Luckily for me the hook bent out and pinged back into my shoulder, the beast just sitting there looking at me for a moment before sliding off into the deep inky blackness.

We will meet again... And next time i'll have a very big net!!

I have had some lure related incidents with trebles in the hand and fingers, slices from gill plates and falling on my arse more times than I can remember but that moment still sticks in my mind.
 

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I did have one embarassing moment (no pics thank goodness) to mention this season. I took PluggedUp (John) & his son Jack out for a session to break their bass duck, with me & George. George landed a schoolie in short order which the guys were impressed with, and then I landed a nice little fish of around 2.5 lbs. As I was showing them the fish and the lure, the fish wriggled and I get a treble right through the fleshy part of my palm. What made it worse is that I had my brand new fish grip on my belt! Luckily we were able to unhook & release the fish before cutting the treble arm off the hook with George's leatherman side-cutters and thread the offending hook out of my palm. We carried on fishing and everyone caught, but as host I did feel a right plum for setting such a poor example on how to handle a fish! :rollineyes:
 

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My embarassing one. Please dont laugh...Out on boat Pollacking over a wreck, my uncle got into fish quickly, I was trying to be flash and was testing out sluggos and various other bits of plastic fished on a Portland rig. After not getting a hit whilst he had pulled in 5, I decided to get in on the action, quickly shedding the rig, and putting a big Yann straight onto my 70lb leader. Dropped down into 180ft, wound up, bang! fish on - then off. Tried again, bang! fish on again - fish off again within seconds. Wound up to just under the surface to make sure the lure looked normal, not folded, nope, looked fine. Dropped down, exact repeat of above, countless hits no hookup, so furiously wound all the way in again, actually took the Yann out the water...

quietly and sheepishly removed the plastic hook point protectors, then dropped down and started catching. Ahem.
 

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Falling ass over tit (double sommersault in to a pike stylee) on a brand new mark I was "trying" to get to in front of a boat full of people (I assume anglers) at first light. I can still hear the belly laughs now. Got up, red faced and gave them the 2 fingered salute. Heard the same big belly laughs when they were making their way back about 3 hours later when they saw I was having to wade back to shore (belly button height) because I hadn't noticed the tide had come in behind me.

What a bellend.

That is not the first time I fell over in front of a boat full of people either this year. I'm starting to think it's just my thing.

Oh yes, I also did a massive accidental endo over the handle bars of my bike next to a very busy public toilet, in the summer this year after a fishing session. Rapala sling bag went right over my head, the rod got a hair line crack, a massive egg shaped lump suddenly appeared on the corner of my head and I lost my street cred immediately. Ok, so I had been for a few beers after blanking, but I didn't deserve the added insult to injury.
 
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