The One That Got Away
Man and fish can go home and tell the same tale - The One That Got Away!
When he saw a companion on his boat hook a giant fish during a sea angling contest, Ian Card was delighted.I would love to have seen that on video!
Next second, the scene of triumph turned to horror - as the 14ft blue marlin leapt out of the water across the vessel and speared Mr Card through the chest with its spiked bill.
Some EcoFreak will come along and claim it's just natures way of getting revenge, just like the unusually high number of shark attacks last year.
It's just too bad that they couldn't save the guy AND the marlin; what a trophy!