Friday, March 13, 2009

Man imitates seabird, dives on fish from helicopter

Matt Watson calls himself the gannet man--he dives from the sky (out of a helicopter) and lands on top of a big marlin in the water, grabs ahold of the fish and hangs on. Unbelievable. This is extreme fishing at its most extreme.

You have to see it to believe it

...but even after you see it, you still won't believe it...

11 comments:

Fish Whisperer said...

I'm not sure what to say about that.

Jason R said...

Seems fishy. However, this type of helicopter fishing is apparently real.

Kim said...

And I thought some of my relatives did crazy things while fishing...

Shark Diver said...

I heard about that stunt...insane!

Mark Powell said...

Jason, are you suggesting that somebody would actually FAKE something like this? You must be kidding!

Bishfish said...

It is no fake. See 'Mad' Matt catch marlin from a surfboard, a jetski and more, on his show The Ultimate Fishing Show in New Zealand. http://www.thefishingshow.co.nz/

Christie Lynn said...

Ho.Ly. CRAP.

Joseph said...

I don't think this is fake. Insane yes, fake no.

Peter Etnoyer said...

I'm frankly more amazed that they got the shot than they got the fish. He jumps on fish (good indian name) after the cameraman's already in the water, so there's quite a bit of coordination going on. And what happened to the sunglasses? Just curious.

Brad Nahill said...

wow, that makes turtle rodeo look pedestrian!

Anonymous said...

this isn't right. i'm not amused nor impressed-i'm upset that this is entertaining for people.