Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Strange.. Very Very Strange..

In February this year I wrote a post describing how global warming is to blame for my fat arse.. You can go and read it and then blame global warming for your fat bum too.. I will wait..


The spouse and I are keen anglers and as you might have gathered from previous posts of mine I am a bit of a greenie as well. I also notice stuff. Like the fact that it hasn't rained for ages. Umm like the fact that it is getting hotter. And And And that we are starting to catch strange species of fish in the river. Fish that are definitely 'Not Local Fish' *cue spooky music*


This is a juvenile Yellowtail Kingfish.. For goodness sakes! We caught this fish yesterday in the Derwent River .. WTF???? You don't normally catch these fish in the Derwent because it supposedly is a tad chilly for them. These extremely tasty fish like warmer waters and even though they can be found up the east coast around St Helens, we were totally gobsmacked to catch this little fellow down here. Of course we then tried flatstick to catch as many of this stray fishes siblings as we could... Sadly without any luck.. Maybe in a few years time these will be a common catch in our supposedly colder waters.. *Sighs*

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats really sad..

but yeah this hot weather really sucks..

hope you enjoyed the fish..

taz

Veronica said...

I am still blown out that you caught it.

Gobsmacked.

Oh yeah, it's bloggy give away time again.

LceeL said...

A Kingfish? Holy mackerel, Andy!!

(God, I hope you get that.)

frog ponds rock... said...

Yummy TAZ very very Yummy..

*Giggles* At Lou..(lots) I am still trying to plaice that quote..

Yes 'vonnie' BUT I haven't finished the platter that I am sending to Petra yet..so in good conscience I cant offer a second giveaway without honouring the first giveaway first..
xxxx

Kellan said...

That is a little scary that this fish is showing up in areas it has not been before - very strange indeed.

Have a good day Kim - see ya - Kellan

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Call me an inconsiderate bugger but I just want to get a tan occasionally...

LceeL said...

Amos 'N' Andy. Old timey radio program from the States - starring two white guys. But then it became a TV series in the 50's, in B&W, and they used REAL black people (note the sarcasm..). Kingfish, as a character on either show, was the 'con man' in the group of regulars on the show. His wife was Sapphire. So Kingfish's two most famous expressions were "O, Sapphire" and "Holy Mackerel, Andy".

Julie said...

We had 90 degree temps at the end of November and in February this winter. It's been getting hotter earlier and staying hotter later in the year, and we are in a serious drought.

The water table here used to be at 6 feet (100 years ago or something). Now they are worried about the mesquite trees dying off -- they send a tap root as much as 175 feet down to hit water, and the water table may drop below that. Millions of people living in the desert -- in Arizona and Nevada -- makes no damn sense. Add in all the f***ing golf courses and it's criminally insane.

Tanya said...

global warming....

it's only gonna get worse....


We have bought water twice in the past 4 months. That's really unusual for us but it just hasn't rained. When it did rain it was the day after we bought water. It makes me really worried. Poor farmers.