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If it ain’t a Scottish Skate, its Crap

Posted on 23 July 2014

‘Cause apparently the Scots grow them big.  We were blown away by the surface area of this 208 lb fish and are not surprised at all that it took 26-old Daniel Bennett  2 hours to land it.

 

208lb skate If it aint a Scottish Skate, its Crap

Monster Scottish Skate

We are amused at how the media put the fish’s size in context.  Here is their handy graphic:

Fish Nerds 416 300x264 If it aint a Scottish Skate, its Crap

 

For some reason they were compelled to compare the fish to a female gorilla, a moped and an Olympic British rower.  They did not even note that the rower was heavier than a gorilla too.    The Brits need to work on their measuring standards.

 

Big Skate

original story: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/what-whopper-angler-catches-fish-3894372

 

 

 

 

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Russian Roulette with Poison Reef Fish

Posted on 22 July 2014

mutton snapper 300x200 Russian Roulette with Poison Reef Fish

from wikipedia

The Fish Nerds are happy to learn that young Austin Goncalves looks like he is going to recover from a nasty ciguatera poisoning in the Bahamas. The story from the Orlando Sentinel, said that there is a one in 50 chance of getting sick from eating fish in that region.  Yikes!

from wikipedia:

Ciguatera is a foodborne illness caused by eating certain reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with toxins originally produced by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus which live in tropical and subtropical waters. These dinoflagellates adhere to coralalgaeand seaweed, where they are eaten by herbivorous fish who in turn are eaten by larger carnivorous fish. In this way the toxins move up the food chain and biomagnify.

orignial story: Florida teen recovering from coma after eating poisonous fish

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Holy Gaspergou! That is one big drum

Posted on 22 July 2014

bigfish 14120 Holy Gaspergou!  That is one big drumThis New York angler just broke the record for a freshwater drum.  The gut on this fish is amazing.  Freshwater drum are known for having large ear bones called otoliths, or “lucky stones” because they have alittle ridge on them in the shape of an “L”.  Not sure if drum can hear any better than any other fish, but they sure taste good.

 

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Kiwis are Addicted to Fishing

Posted on 27 June 2014

This show looks great. Follow Nicky as she fishes all around the islands for some of the coolest fish around. She is a true fish nerd.

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Fish like Reggae

Posted on 26 June 2014

This looks like big fun. In a small boat, out among the giant tankers and cargo ships, these guys are having a great time catching these leopard sharks. These fish are popular in the aquarium trade and can live up to 20 years in a tank.

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You don’t bring that weak sh#t in my house

Posted on 24 June 2014

A grouper pones a spear fisher who thinks he has got lunch.

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