Man impales fish – fish impales him right back

CNN has the details on this one.  Apparently, while fishing, a man hooked a blue marlin.  Unhappy with the situation, the feisty little critter attemped ot hook the man in return.

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A fisherman was recovering from surgery after he was speared in the chest and knocked into the Atlantic Ocean by a blue marlin during a fishing competition off Bermuda’s coast.

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Card and his father, Alan, both operators of a charter fishing boat and experienced marlin fishermen, had just hooked the fish Saturday when it suddenly leapt out of the water, impaled Ian Card just below his collar bone and knocked him into the ocean.

“The fish all of a sudden changed direction and jumped. The fish made a leap and Ian just happened to be in the way,” Alan Card said.

The younger fisherman managed to struggle free while his father cut the line and helped his son get back into their boat, the Challenger.

For the record, the marlin is estimated to have weighed around 800 pounds (363 kilograms, for those of you using a more sensible measurement system).  That’s a lot of force to be exposed to.

[tags]Blue marlin, Fishing competition, Ow[/tags]