I wasn’t really into fishing for the longest time, but after watching my brother jam his deep freeze with over a hundred sockeye salmon fillets from one of the largest salmon runs in history, I am slowly starting to get back into it.
Any other members here regular anglers? What was the first fish you ever caught?
For me: 35lbs spring salmon off the coast of Vancouver Island. I’ll see if I can dig up the picture…
When I was 10 or so, my father and I went out on a lake my great grandparents lived on. We would normally get 5 or so perch, enough for dinner. My great grandmother would insist on cleaning them herself. Once we found a school of perch, our count was over 40. My grandmother was beside herself when we said open the ice chest.
I haven’t been fishing for a lot of years. The last time I went out with my cousin fly fishing on our local reservoir (after trout). To get to the best spots we had to row through the tunnel under the causeway, but after a few hours, with not so much as a nibble, a storm blew up and we started to row back to the cabin. We reached the causeway but the wind was against us, and trying as hard as we could we just couldn’t get through. Eventually after 1/2 hour or so we got to the mouth of the tunnel and used the oars on the walls to push us through, it was a struggle but we made it to the other side - and then the storm just subsided, leaving us knackered, floating on a mill pond! We called it a day and went down the pub
it’s a basking shark - the biggest i have ever seen. Got it outside Røst in Lofoten, Norway, in the spring of 93.
When i was a kid, my neighbour got one of these. he managed to attach some rope to it and fastened it to his boat, but he had to go forward with full speed, or it dragged the boat down. There was a lot of people waiting at the pier for him, and they managed to hook it on to a big crane when he passed the pier with his boat.