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Fishing in Corsica

Posted by angel-187474 - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by angel-187474 - 15 years ago

Oh the good old days ... memories, memories <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

But NOW ... sometimes we don’t need to go anywhere ... excitement is all in the mind,  isn’t it, Rosbif !!! 

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Posted by Rosbif-185958 - 15 years ago

Damn, Angel!!

If your fishing trip is going to be this exciting... Can I come?

If you like, we can get a plane from the drop zone at Le Cannet, parachute into the bay at Propriano wearing full SCUBA gear, sporting harpoons, dive for our dinner, a brisk swim back to shore, barby on the beach....

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Posted by angel-187474 - 15 years ago

Oh St Geoooorrrrge ... I just couldn’t mange merde! 

 

Would you believe I actually caught a baby barracuda with my wee collapsible once ... it was thaaaaaaaaaat .... euh ... little ... but camping all alone on a deserted isle that night ... God it was delicious!   <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

The same day I’d nearly caught a barramundi ... but I was standing thigh deep in water next to a “Beware of the Crocodiles” sign  (the local tourist boat captain said there were no probs during the day with all the boating activity and the day trippers there – just stay out of the water at night) ... anyway – all of a sudden a flashing big barra came flying directly at me (chasing my lure I was reeling in) –  I got a fright (thinking yikes – croc attack!) ... screamed, threw my rod in the air and flung myself back on the beach!  Then I sheepishly noticed the silvery humped back barras circling in front of me.

 

I’ve highlighted your recipe on my holiday to-do list thanking you very very much.   Hmmm .... “a minor Chablis” with breakfast  ... c’est la vie!       ... or should we be worried about you, St George?

     

 

xxx A.

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 15 years ago

Angel !

There is nothing wrong with mullet if it is cleaned carefully and prepared properly - but with your extensible rod , you are more likely to catch the little rock fish, which are great for breakfast cooked up in olive oil with finely chopped garlic ,parsley and a minor Chablis to wash them down !

While in Corsica , do try a Chapon ( from the fish market ) a large red ugly fish similar to the Rascasse , but superior taste - cook up in a court bouillon with some potatoes, carrots, leeks ,an onion and serve with an aioli ( garlic mayonnaise ) - you'll think you've gone to paradise !!

stgeorge

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Posted by angel-187474 - 15 years ago

Thank you St George!  I'm sporting a big grin now.  Am so looking forward to my little adventure.  But don't tell me they actually eat mullet over here?!  Yech!  Or I wonder .. are you taking a wee pun at my little rod ...

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 15 years ago

Angel - This doesn't apply to you !

The law has been passed to allow only professional licensced fishermen to fish coastal waters .

Good luck with the mullet !

 

stgeorge