Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The Big One That Never Got Away
During the summer of 2000, I entered a fishing derby sponsored by a local marine supplier and won second prize with this 32 pound codfish caught off Bread and Cheese Islands in Placentia Bay. As we strained on the line, my brother Mike thought that we had hooked into an airplane engine dumped by the Americans when they closed their base in Argentia. All hands helped to land this trophy fish.