Pain!

We decided that our weekly fishing trip would again be at Sabai Sabai Fishing Park. We had already spent some really nice days there, but without any really spectacular catches, but we were still hopeful.

The day began, as days at Sabai Sabai always start: as soon as we'd settled down in one of the shelters and cast our baits in we immediately got bites -
 this time we caught mostly

pla nin / tilapia.

Pla Nin / Tilapia / Buntbarsch

and

pla jaramet / pacu

Pla Garamed / Pacu

as we had on our previous trips to " Sabai Sabai ". What made the day memorable, though, was the meeting between your correspondent's foot and a

pla sawai / striped catfish.

Pla Sawai / Striped Catfish / Streifenwels / Pangasius

After it had been landed I quickly tried to return it to the water, but he speared me with on of his sharp pectoral fins, getting some small revenge on his captor! Well, this wasn't my first encounter with the "spikes" of striped catfish strips - the little devils are always very awkward and most anglers have suffered flesh wounds from time to time. The smaller injuries are unpleasant in that the relatively small injury burns like hell because of the mildly-toxic mucus that covers their fins. The 2 cm wound in my foot was agony for a while, but after an hour or so, the worst was over: my foot had stopped burning and stopped bleeding. I suffered no subsequent infection or inflammation, and the wound was fully healed in just a few days.

It remains to say that I didn't take any photos of the incident.

posted on: 12.09.2012 - last update on: 19.10.2013

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