Pheremones or what?
Another big bonefish caught by a female fisher – and possibly the biggest by any Club guest to date. You decide how big this is, based on these two pics. It has triggered great debate among members of the Cellar committee that vets all photos of big fish each evening.
However heavy it is (and estimates have ranged from “7lbs minimum” to “clearly over 9lbs”), big congratulations to its captor, Trish Findlater from Ireland, who came within a few inches of being spooled by the fish and who performed mighty feats to finally bring it in.
To our eyes, it is a shade bigger than Stacy Martin’s fish from last week, which was weighed at just over 8lbs; but perhaps it’s not quite as big as Robin Albury’s “9-pounder” that features in the slideshow banner at the top of this page.
Many of the biggest Atlantic salmon in history have been taken by women. Theories abound as to why, when women only account for a tiny proportion of the fishing effort. A popular theory is that it’s all to do with pheremones, but who knows? If you think you do know why they also make great bonefishers, please let us know. And let us know how much you think it weighs….