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Tourney Team 197
01-03-2008, 03:25 PM
Kneeboarder Finds Lost Nose Ring Inside Fish Boyfriend Caught

Courtesy of: FOXnews.com

It is a tale some would say smells a bit fishy, but Kristy Brittain swears it is true.

Last Friday she was kneeboarding behind a boat off Slopen Main on the Tasman Peninsula, east of Hobart, when she was tossed from her board in rough conditions.

In the fall she lost a nose stud from a piercing she had done only a week before Christmas.

Brittain, 25, of Magra, never expected to see the tiny stud again.

Enter a hungry flathead.

You guessed it, the stud turned up in a fish caught by her fiance, Darren Triffett, when fishing with his friend Tim Hall three days later.

Triffett and Hall were in roughly the same area where the stud was lost on Monday. When filleting one flathead they found a tiny nail-like object inside.

"They thought it was a little tack or nail," Brittain said. "I was standing near them talking to them and realized it was the nose stud I had lost in the ocean."

"How could it have ended in the fish? I suppose it would have sparkled and they (flathead) eat pretty much anything.

"But you think how many fish are in the sea . . . and to catch this one."

It's no surprise Brittain regards the stud as lucky. And it won't be lost again.

"I have put it in a sachet so I don't lose it again," she said."I will go and buy a Tattslotto ticket and put this on it."

chudson
01-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Turn it into a fishin lure, it worked once!!!

Hollywood
01-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Needle in a haystack

RickDV
01-03-2008, 03:59 PM
Hmmm...one of those stories that I would have to be there to believe!

Maristar210
01-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Is that like that cash rewards thing?

atlfootr
01-03-2008, 04:22 PM
"Seeing is believing" ... so they say :rolleyes:

3event
01-03-2008, 04:28 PM
Once found a brand new diamond engagement ring lost on the soft mucky lake bottom the prior evening, using a metal detector with a hefty bag tied over it so it could be partially submerged. (not mine by the way)

Sometimes you get lucky ! The prospective groom was beside himself with relief that day when it was located - he had not yet insured it!

ski_king
01-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Do you think she grabbed it and stuck it back in her nose?

dog paw
01-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Do you think she grabbed it and stuck it back in her nose?


LOL! If the fish knew where it had been would he have swallowed it??