Freeman's Journal

24 September 1857

  A Narrow Escape.—On Saturday last a young gentleman named Hodder ROBERTS, of Kilmoney Abbey, went to enjoy a day's fishing on the Carrigaline river, and in a short time hooked a splended salmon of immense size, which showed capital sport for over half an hour, when the Luckey (?) angler was unfortunately tripped by some roots and fell into the river, which was a little swollen at the time, and running rather fresh, and was actually towed down the river a considerable distance by the fish, the intrepid sportsman still holding on to the rod until nearing a dangerous hole called the "Gurley" (a sort of small whirlpool), when Mr. Shaw BUSTEED, on of the most experienced anglers in the county, hasened to his assistance, and fortunately had a stroke haul about him, which he succeeded in hooking Mr. ROBERT's coat, and by great exertion drew him to the bank much exhausted, but his ardour in no way damped, for he plunged in immediately after and laid hold of his rod, which was running a race down the river, and finally succedded in landing the fish, which was well worth the ducking. It weighed over 26lbs., being the largest fish caught in that river for the last twenty years.—Cork Reporter

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