Sunday, June 5, 2011

it's True?

Monday, May 18, 2009

February 19, 2008—This otherworldly creature was among a haul of strange new fish trawled from the bottom of the oceans of Antarctica. The eelpout Pachycara cousinsi is one of six previously unknown deep-sea fishes caught at depths of 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) during a British research expedition to the remote Crozet Islands in the Indian Ocean between Antarctica and Africa.

Team member Nicola King of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, recently announced the new species. P. cousinsi is known from just a single, 1.35 foot (41 centimeter) long specimen caught during the 2005 to 2006 voyage.

King named the fleshy-lipped species in honor of her fianci, geophysicist Michael Cousins.

Freak Fish

Blue-fin Tuna

Georgia McCoy With Her 751 Pound Blue-fin Tuna, Wedgeport Nova Scotia 1938.


An Unknown Angler And A Nice Marlin.

Marlin: The stuff of legend

Zane Grey Inspects A Big Marlin In Tahiti.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Giant Catfish Caught in Spain

The picture of the giant catfish that Duncan Rooke (left) and Stephen Buss caught near Barcelona, Spain on July 6 2005 has finally been released.
The female catfish weighed a whopping 212 pounds (96 kg, 15 stone) and was 7'7" long (2.3 m). Rooke, Buss, and their new friend are pictured above in the River Ebro.

There's another picture here . The BBC reports that the Catfish Conservation Group says this beats the previous record ("Catfish Caught By A Briton") by 1 pound. Five stout men were needed to bring the massive sea creature ashore.

According to Rooke:

"It dragged me down the rocks. I nearly went in. God knows how I didn't... "When you hook one they are just unbelievable... "I knew I was toppling and I just let my weight go backwards and fell... Then it pulled me back on to my feet... They are scary things when you catch them..."

The Daily Mail quotes Buss:

"Two of us nearly had a hernia lifting her up the bank and we were shattered afterwards but we still had the energy to cheer and dance around her."

After an hour of admiring their catch and having it weighed and verified, they expelled air from its stomach and let it go.

Rooke, 32, lives in Woking.