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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. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The one that got away
Photos by: 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)
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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