Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Trout vs. Mouse

New Zealand's Southland Times reports about one angler's catch of a large brown trout who's eyes were bigger than its stomach.

Invercargill angler Alan Hoffman said he landed the large brown trout on Friday morning and noticed it had a hard bulge in its stomach.

On gutting the fish he discovered what looked like a "long possum tail". However, on closer inspection it turned out to be a large number of mouse hairs, which had matted together.
"It's looked like it had swallowed a large piece of drier lint."

Mr Rodway said the fish had a large head relative to the size of its body, which indicated it had been losing weight because of the obstruction.

Photo via Fishing Flies Online

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