A Memorable Fishing Experience

Michael, from the US, tells us about the day he and his friend Joe went fishing and he accidentally caught a turtle instead.

Self Study


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So, I really like to fish, even though I'm not very good at it, and I don't often catch that many fish.

One of the most memorable fishing experiences I had happened a couple of months ago. I was fishing and I felt like I had a really big fish on. I was reeling it in and I told my buddy Joe, who was a couple of hundred feet away. I said "Joe, I've got a big one". And he said "Sure you do!", because I hadn't been catching any fish. And I got it close and I realized it was a turtle, I could see it. And just as I was about to bring it up on the bank, he got away.

So I told Joe, and he didn't believe that I had caught a turtle, because I hadn't even caught a fish, so how would I catch a turtle?

So, he cast it out, and on his very next cast, he hooked that same turtle. And he reeled it all the way in, and we pulled it in, and we got the hook out. And he couldn't believe, not only that we had caught a turtle, but that I had actually hooked a turtle, and he didn't believe it.

So, that was pretty memorable, pretty fun.