Re: NANFA-- Oarfish Sighting

Pete Liptrot (
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 20:16:10 -0000

> I searched around on the Internet for other oarfish
> websites.
An Oarfish was recently captured by an angler in shallow water off Cleveland
(NE UK, not Ohio!), on a squid bait. It was her first ever trip out fishing
on a boat, and she goes and pulls in one of those things!
The fact that it was taken on a bait suggests that in spite of being in very
shallow water for the species, it was not in a moribund state as in the way
these things are usually seen.
I think it weighed about 40 kg, I can check if anyone actually cares enough.
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