Angler hooks scuba diver instead of fish

August 19th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 19 (IANS) An angler on a beach in Britain was thrilled when he hooked something that he thought was a monster of a catch. Little did he realise that he had actually landed a scuba diver!

John Goldfinch, 61, was fishing for mackerel. Suddenly he felt a hard tug on the end of his line and battled to reel it in. But what he had hooked was actually a scuba diver. The diver had been swimming nearly 50ft offshore and Goldfinch’s fishing hook was embedded right in the crotch of his wetsuit, Daily Express reported.

The stricken diver’s girlfriend surfaced, carefully removed the hook and handed it back to Goldfinch.

The diver couple, meanwhile, swam off to continue their dive at Budleigh Salterton, a small town on the south coast of Devon, England before the surprised angler could have a chance to apologise.

Goldfinch, from nearby port town Exmouth, was fishing from the beach with his friends.

He said: “My mates were falling around laughing. I said ’sorry mate, I didn’t see you’ and he just said it was very murky down there.”

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