Random Chat, Banter and Bits and Bobs from the Angling World

This is where we put all the weird and wonderful stuff from the world of angling: jokes, quotes, funny stories, poems, odd products that we can't fit in anywhere else...!
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If you have something to contribute, we'd love to hear from you - nothing is too weird or off-the-wall for us to consider. Otherwise please browse at your leisure and get in touch any time using the comments at the end of each post. Enjoy!

If he knew what was lurking, would he have dared fish from a kayak at all?

Shark attacks kayak fisherman

This is an old video, but if you’ve never seen it before, it’s one you’re probably going to enjoy. It’s not the surprise that makes it so watchable – it’s the guy’s reaction. Puuure adrenaline! This is Isaac Brumaghim, out on what he calls “a routine kayak fishing adventure”. That is, until “Chompy the shark” […]

Shark versus croc (WARNING: some people may find this disturbing)

American croc versus shark

It seems fairly clear that these guys had absolutely no idea how to handle the shark they’d hooked, but they were even less prepared for what happened next.

This guy’s amazing fishing technique made him an Internet phenomenon

Doug Santa Fishing with Hands

It’s not Doug Owen’s beard, his resemblance to Father Christmas, nor his nakedness that made him an Internet star – it’s his unusual ability to catch fish. Check out the video that gave Doug 15mins of fame.

Taking the boat out over the holidays? Don’t do this

Amazing boat crash

We all love boating with friends, but drinking and boating aren’t a great mix. If you’re on the water this Christmas, catch fish, have fun, but be safe!

This is funny. Weird, but funny

Doritos fish ad funny

You may remember us posting a video almost exactly a year ago, which was made by fans of Doritos (allegedly). Well, here’s another one. It’s a bit weird, but I just love this fish…

This Supertrawler Catch Will Make Your Eyes Water (I Hope)

Supertrawler catch

This video shows you the staggering number of fish swept up by a large trawler’s net, but that’s nothing compared to the giant ‘supertrawlers’ shown below, whose nets measure the length of four jumbo jets.