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(IOL.co.za)   Five-foot mackerel jumps in fisherman's boat, kicks his ass and escapes   (iol.co.za ) divider line
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23690 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 May 2005 at 2:39 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-05-04 11:19:34 AM  
mom_dropped_me

Yeah, it flopped in and out of his boat, so who knows?

A 2 pound flying fish travelling at 25+ knots would leave quite a bruise, wherever it hit you. I'd hate to get hit with anything larger.
 
2005-05-04 11:31:59 AM  
What makes this even more sad is that this fisherman only fishes for the halibut.
 
2005-05-04 11:35:02 AM  
I know I'm alone on this one but: What is a mackerel?
 
2005-05-04 11:36:07 AM  
First thing I thought of:

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2005-05-04 11:41:43 AM  
This reminds me of an episode of "Too Close for Comfort" when Monroe was raped by that biker chick. When Monroe finally told Mr. Rush he went to confront her and then he was raped. Actually this is nothing like that. I just really liked that episode.
 
2005-05-04 11:42:47 AM  
Submitter, I just spit french toast and apple juice all over my laptop, and I've never been happier. Great tag line.
 
2005-05-04 11:49:22 AM  
American = Yank
British = Limey
Canadian = Canuck
New Zealander = Kiwi
Autrailian = Drunken Aussie Bastard

/explains all
 
2005-05-04 12:14:21 PM  
mamoru:

I got hit by a fish (perhaps it was a mackerel?) once.

In university, I was the coxswain for the crew team. Of course, crew practice was at 5:30am, so we were out on the water nice and early (this is the Indian River Lagoon near Melbourne, Florida...went to Fl.Tech). One morning, I was coxing an 8 and while we were doing the warm-up (arms - arms and back - arms, back, quarter slide - arms, back, half slide - arms, back, three quarter slide - arms, back, full slide) suddenly I got nailed on the shoulder and heard a splash. I never saw the fish, but it left a bit of a bruise and I had scale prints on my shirt when we got back to the dock.


Pompano. You can find a school by running through an area. they will jump in the boat wake when spooked.
 
2005-05-04 12:25:04 PM  
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Big Mack
 
2005-05-04 12:39:17 PM  
HERE FISHY FISHY FISHY!
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2005-05-04 01:13:35 PM  
SMACK-erel!
This is right up there with the video of the fishermen hauling in the shark, then one guy stuck his hand in its mouth. Chomp!
Or Hank Hill getting humped by that dolphin.
 
2005-05-04 01:23:17 PM  
If he ever decides to fish again, he better not flounder.
 
2005-05-04 01:44:02 PM  
Do all Australians have this amazingly cool attitude?

If it had been an American, he'd have already hired an agent for his Tonight Show appearance; and a lawyer to sue whichever jurisdiction that section of the river is in, and the boat manufacturer for not making a strong enough windshield.
 
2005-05-04 02:09:41 PM  
Son of Thunder you beat me to it with a much better pic. First thing I though of too obviously.

Bounty: what is a mackerel?
It's just another fish, who really cares? Although I didn't think they got much bigger than a foot long.
 
2005-05-04 02:51:37 PM  
Ninja Mackerel?
 
2005-05-04 03:39:56 PM  
Holy Mudhead, Mackerel!
 
2005-05-04 03:53:50 PM  
If "The Old Man and the Sea" had worked out more like this, maybe it wouldn't have bored me to tears in high school.

"You are strong, fish, but I am stronger. Holy ...! WTF!! --"
Smack, whack, flappety flappety WAP!
 
2005-05-04 04:47:59 PM  
SomeJerk

This reminds me of an episode of "Too Close for Comfort" when Monroe was raped by that biker chick. When Monroe finally told Mr. Rush he went to confront her and then he was raped. Actually this is nothing like that. I just really liked that episode.

Wow, i think you just triggered my horrible repressed memory of that episode (shutters)...

Is there a bathtub full of Jello involved in that episode?
I really, really hope so, cause otherwise i'm remembering some 'other' horrible repressed memory.

/born in 75. Guess I was about 5-7 when I first saw that.
//jerks think alike
 
2005-05-04 05:06:03 PM  
come on get in the boat FISH come on get in the boat FISH FISH!
 
2005-05-04 05:28:49 PM  
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Holy Mackerel there, Andy!
 
2005-05-04 05:42:09 PM  
Even as 'we speak', that fish is telling his buddies

"Ya shoulda seen the one that got away"
 
2005-05-04 05:54:40 PM  
That fish really put the smackerel down on him!

/I'll go now
 
2005-05-04 06:45:44 PM  
Whilst snorkeling off of Cozumel, unbeknownst to me I came face to face with a barracuda. I was like, " Oh, long fishie..right in front of my face....are those teeth?....oh, he's gone...boy he swims fast...hey...where is everybody?"

I came out of the water a few minutes later and the snorkel renter guy asked me if I saw a big fish....and I described it ( like a total noob that I was) and he said, " You just came face to face with a barracuda and lived."

"Huh." I think was my brilliant reply and I went back in.

Now I realize that my ignorance was bliss. I had no idea barracuda's were such mofo's.

/Prefers the Great Lakes.
 
2005-05-05 12:28:16 PM  
It's an Animal Conspiracy.
 
2005-05-05 10:24:16 PM  
Kick his ass, Sea Bass!
 
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