Big tuna: Angler gets more than he bargained for

2012-12-28 00:00

THE story of the one that got away was given a new twist at the weekend when the police, the National Sea Rescue Institute, paramedics and members of the Ballito Surf and Specialised Rescue Club were called in.

A woman who thought she saw an overturned boat and people in the water raised the alarm at Westbrook Beach, said Quentin Power of Specialised Rescue.

When Specialised Rescue lifeguards on a jetski reached the “boat”, about a nautical mile off the coast, it emerged that an angler had been dragged off his kayak by a large tuna he had hooked. A friend fishing nearby helped him right the kayak and climb back in.

“He even saved his rod, but the fish got away,” said Power, adding that being pulled out of a kayak when a big fish strikes is not uncommon, and anglers wear lifejackets for this reason, as the hapless fisherman was doing.

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