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"Fishing is boring...."

Written on: Thursday July 5th, 2007

A journal entry from: See you next year!

"Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting"

I happened to stumble upon this quote by humorist Dave Barry, and I must admit, after having been in the Jungle in Parque Madidi, Bolivia, I know exactly what he means.

As part of this great Jungle trip, we went Piranha fishing. It was my first time ever fishing and needless to say I would have been happy just sitting there in the sun, holding a string in my hands, with a little piece of dead meat at the other end. Sounded good to me, maybe just a bit boring...

Unfortunately, the numerous Piranhas just kept on biting and I just kept on lifting huge Piranhas in our little boat, which I held well away from me, causing them to dangle in Geri´s face(Sorry about that, Geri). Piranhas look awfully malicious, have very sharp teeth and are known for "an aggressive appetite for meat and flesh"!!!.

Luckily, Oscar, our guide and saviour, knew what to do, and let´s just say we had more to eat for dinner than we had the night before. But it is disgusting!



From Siebie on Aug 3rd, 2007

Fishing certainly is boring, but somebody has to do it, right? Try hunting next time!