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Hilarious things you will only experience in Australia: Baramundi feeding
How to catch a huge fish by using your finger as bait
So you are a keen fisher and you think that you’ve seen and done it all. Well, maybe you haven’t, until you experience an Aussie pulling huge fish out of a pond with nothing but his bare hands. Forget about your expensive, high-tech rods and lures. Get out of your waders and into your shorts. Start prodding the water with your hand until you notice a slight ripple from the corner of your eye. You need to be very brave if it’s your first time, the thought of losing a limb to a monstrous fish will probably send shivers down your spine. After all, you’ve seen “Jaws” and who knows, what’s lurking in the murky water? Better leave this to the expert before venturing into the unknown. There is a sudden whoosh and a thunderous snapping of large jaws as the Barramundi is literally hanging from the guy’s finger. The crowd is in awe, the Macho man gives the gasping audience a broad grin and says: “No worries mate, my hand is still intact”. Ok, the fishes’ mouth may be soft but the guy must have pretty strong fingers. Mine would certainly be crushed if not broken. The tourists are clapping their hands in amusement but when asked if anybody wants to volunteer, there are no takers.
Better get back into my waders and pull out my expensive high-tech gear....