Fishing is one of life’s simple pleasures. The feeling of taking home an impressive catch after a long weekend sea fishing is the definition of satisfaction.
Then there are some creatures out there that will ruin your day if they get tangled in your sea fishing tackle. Check out this deadly catch:
Great white shark
The Hollywood celebrity of the marine world, the great white shark’s fearsome reputation has damaged beach trade around the world after the Jaws movies.
Apparently these cuties are quite calm, but when provoked will even take large chunks out of humans. Keep that fly rod outta his face — you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Box jellyfishes are so beautiful as they glide through the ocean all angelic and jelly-like. Actually they are rather large and have about 15 tentacles — each of which can grow three metres in length with up to 5000 stinging cells.
Those stinging cells are highly venomous and the acute pain will put you into shock. Not something you want to take home to meet the parents.
Prowling through the blue jungle like he owns it, the lionfish generally has a smug look on his fishy face. And that’s because he has a mane of venomous spikes that will cause curious folk some serious pain.
If it makes you feel any better, the stings aren’t deadly, but they’ll certainly spoil your evening.
This scary looking fishy hangs out downtown in the depths of the deep blue, so hopefully you’ll never feel the weight of his considerable bulk on the end of your fly rod.
Considered living fossils, frilled sharks are virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. They probably taste horrid then.
This one’s quite a looker really and those blue rings sure are lovely. But when it’s angry, it turns yellow and the blue rings get even bluer as it transforms into battle mode.
Battle mode is bad as it’s venom will cause respiratory failure, which means you won’t be able to breathe on your own for a few hours. Not such a big deal if somebody can breathe for you though — erm, hello?
If a fish could laze about all day on the couch playing video games, then the stonefish would be that fish. Ugly and unmotivated, the stonefish even has the nerve (a venomous one) to sting you if you give it a kick up the backside.
Be careful where you stand as basically the deadly neurotoxin in their glands can cause temporary paralysis and death. How rude!
Found in dreamy oceans the cat shark is an extremely agile predator and is able to jump out of the water and hunt small land rodents.
Although quite freakish to look at, the cat shark can be sedated by some heavy stroking and fuss. This one obviously isn’t real, folks.