Extreme Fishing

by Dave on March 19, 2009

I know at least ten people who would consider doing this. (Lloyd, J, Matt, JD, I’m lookin’ at you fellas.)

From MSNBC.com:

If the phrase “extreme fishing” sounds fishy to you, it’s only because you haven’t met Matt Watson — a man who brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Don’t try this at home.”

After landing 1,100 marlin in his life by conventional methods, the New Zealander decided there must be a more exciting way to catch a fish that can grow to nearly a ton and sports a lethal spear on its nose. Thursday, he gave TODAY’s Matt Lauer a look at what he came up with.

His footage revealed Watson diving from a helicopter onto the back of a cruising marlin in the Pacific Ocean. Another camera underwater caught him wrestling the giant fish to the surface before finally letting it go.

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