• Man shoots himself in the head while ‘fishing’

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    Proving once again that stupidity knows no bounds, an American man has shot himself in the head while “fishing” for salmon. The unnamed man, whose girlfriend said that he ““regularly goes to the river and shoots salmon”, fired a shot into the river in Thurston County, at the southern end of Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. But the bullet ricocheted off a rock and struck him in the temple. He was, alas, not badly hurt, but was treated and released from an local hospital. Story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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