May 22, 2015


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The perfect catch... that got away

First-time fisherman casts out on Red River

Oliver Sachgau's first fishing trip starts out cold and wet on the rainy Red River near Selkirk.
Oliver Sachgau, left, tries his hand at fishing with guide Dan Goulet.
The boat is stocked with jumbo shrimp to bait the catfish.
Fishing guide Dan Goulet, left, snaps a photo of fellow fisher Mike Morgado and his silver drum bass.
A silver drum bass is released back into the Red River.
Reporter Oliver Sachgau feels a tug on his line and tries to haul in what he hopes is a big catfish.
He's hooked a big one — maybe the biggest catfish he's ever seen outside of an aquarium.
But the line snaps and the fish breaks free, leaving Oliver Sachgau disappointed, yet happy to tell his fish tale.
Oliver Sachgau's first fishing trip starts out cold and wet on the rainy Red River near Selkirk. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Oliver Sachgau, left, tries his hand at fishing with guide Dan Goulet. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The boat is stocked with jumbo shrimp to bait the catfish. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Fishing guide Dan Goulet, left, snaps a photo of fellow fisher Mike Morgado and his silver drum bass. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A silver drum bass is released back into the Red River. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Reporter Oliver Sachgau feels a tug on his line and tries to haul in what he hopes is a big catfish. -
He's hooked a big one — maybe the biggest catfish he's ever seen outside of an aquarium. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
But the line snaps and the fish breaks free, leaving Oliver Sachgau disappointed, yet happy to tell his fish tale. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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