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From: "QuestionQuigley" <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 00:24:59 -0400
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Another Irish fish story???

"Dennis Ahern" wrote in message news:iptva5$vsk$1@pcls6.std.com...

>From The Irish Times, 28 September 1912 --

Adventure with a Salmon
The story of how one of the largest salmon captured by rod
and line on the County Cork Blackwater and safely landed by
Colonel Martelli, who, with his man, Patsey Aherne, was
fishing from a boat on the Kilbarry reaches, hooked the fish
on a fly, and having played it for a considerable time, brought
it to the boat, where Aherne succeeded in getting it into a net.
When he attempted to lift the salmon into the boat, however,
the net gave way completely from the ring, thus producing a
rather unexpected and awkward dilemma. The ring had first
to be carefully brought over the rod while the fish was kept in
play, and this delicate operation having been accomplished,
the next move was to row to the bank to enable Aherne to
get a gaff. Colonel Martelli gallantly held on to his fish while
this was done, and during Aherne's journey of a quarter mile
away and back for the gaff, and at length the salmon was
gaffed and landed. It proved to weigh 40lb.

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Dennis Ahern | Ireland Newspaper Abstracts
Acton, Massachusetts | http://www.IrelandOldNews.com
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