|Posted by Inler Angling Club on October 12, 2009 at 4:03 AM|
In June this year I was fishing just below Munn's bridge on the Lower Section.
I hooked into a little brown trout about 5 inches long and as it drew near to the scoop net I was shocked to see a plastic bottle ring wedged halfway along it's body cutting into it's flesh.
But as I reached for the scissors, the little fish leapt from the net throwing the hook in the process, and vanished back into the river.
I was left feeling frustrated and annoyed with myself that I hadn't managed to rescue it from a long & painful death.
Then, to my amazement, the site was contacted by a day ticket angler who caught the same fish this week!
The fish had not only managed to survive it's ordeal, but has grown to 8-9 inches!
Happily, the angler in question successfully managed to snip it free from it's shackles and watched it swim away.
A happy ending.