Most expensive few hours fishing ever...

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Most expensive few hours fishing ever...

Post by Andy Tibbott » Mon Mar 11 2019 17:54

I was sorting some stuff out on Saturday for a few hours fishing on Sunday. My springer sniffed out a 1.5oz grip lead that had a small piece of paste stuck to it that was laying in my multi-mat and swallowed it...

I took her straight to vets and they kept her in. They tried making her sick but that didn't work, tried getting it out with and endoscope and that didn't work so on Sunday she was operated on. I picked her up this morning. I'm now £550.00 lighter after paying the excess on a £2,500 vet bill. She's ok, that's the main thing.

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Post by Andytheammer » Mon Mar 11 2019 18:19

Andy Tibbott wrote:
I was sorting some stuff out on Saturday for a few hours fishing on Sunday. My springer sniffed out a 1.5oz grip lead that had a small piece of paste stuck to it that was laying in my multi-mat and swallowed it...

I took her straight to vets and they kept her in. They tried making her sick but that didn't work, tried getting it out with and endoscope and that didn't work so on Sunday she was operated on. I picked her up this morning. I'm now £550.00 lighter after paying the excess on a £2,500 vet bill. She's ok, that's the main thing.

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Ouch!

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Post by suffolk si » Mon Mar 11 2019 18:33

Mine got a treble in his nose at 10 o clock one Sunday night a few weeks ago, had to be sedated by the vet to get it out , cost me a few hundred before the insurance paid back most of it other than The ninety quid excess , also the joy of sitting there until two in the morning then getting up at half five didn’t cheer me up much!

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Post by Fentiger01 » Mon Mar 11 2019 21:26

Ouch, reading both those certainly made me wince a bit........
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Post by Mike J » Tue Mar 12 2019 10:34

Good to hear your dog has escaped relatively unscathed.

Years back I had a dog snitch a rigged bait from under my seat.
I went after the dog and found the owner but the dog had already swallowed it right down.
I later learnt the dog had died.

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Post by Andy Tibbott » Tue Mar 12 2019 11:57

Mike J wrote:
Good to hear your dog has escaped relatively unscathed.

Years back I had a dog snitch a rigged bait from under my seat.
I went after the dog and found the owner but the dog had already swallowed it right down.
I later learnt the dog had died.
I was telling the bailiff on Sunday what had happened and he told me of a very similar story to yours that he witnessed a few weeks ago. A Piker had rigged up a sardine and it was on his unhooking mat ready to be clipped on. A dog ran over and snaffled the bait and swallowed it whole, trebles and all. The dog walker apparently blamed the angler for leaving his baited hooks laying around.

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Post by Alan_dalton » Thu Mar 14 2019 17:57

My lab nicked a bait as we were unhooking a pike. Only saw it when the rod started moving. We pinned him down and I pulled the trebles from his tongue, got them out and the lab went to pick the bait up again!!!

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Post by pete webster » Thu Mar 14 2019 21:42

Andy Tibbott wrote:
I was sorting some stuff out on Saturday for a few hours fishing on Sunday. My springer sniffed out a 1.5oz grip lead that had a small piece of paste stuck to it that was laying in my multi-mat and swallowed it...

I took her straight to vets and they kept her in. They tried making her sick but that didn't work, tried getting it out with and endoscope and that didn't work so on Sunday she was operated on. I picked her up this morning. I'm now £550.00 lighter after paying the excess on a £2,500 vet bill. She's ok, that's the main thing.

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I would have let it try s**t it out first mate.

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Post by Andy Tibbott » Fri Mar 15 2019 08:51

pete webster wrote:
Andy Tibbott wrote:
I was sorting some stuff out on Saturday for a few hours fishing on Sunday. My springer sniffed out a 1.5oz grip lead that had a small piece of paste stuck to it that was laying in my multi-mat and swallowed it...

I took her straight to vets and they kept her in. They tried making her sick but that didn't work, tried getting it out with and endoscope and that didn't work so on Sunday she was operated on. I picked her up this morning. I'm now £550.00 lighter after paying the excess on a £2,500 vet bill. She's ok, that's the main thing.

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I would have let it try s**t it out first mate.
Believe me I did think of leaving it to see if that would happen but the vet said it was too big to pass through her guts without the risk of causing damage. As it happens the weight didn't move from her stomach, it was too heavy to get into her intestines.

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Post by pete webster » Fri Mar 15 2019 10:03

Andy Tibbott wrote:
pete webster wrote:
Andy Tibbott wrote:
I was sorting some stuff out on Saturday for a few hours fishing on Sunday. My springer sniffed out a 1.5oz grip lead that had a small piece of paste stuck to it that was laying in my multi-mat and swallowed it...

I took her straight to vets and they kept her in. They tried making her sick but that didn't work, tried getting it out with and endoscope and that didn't work so on Sunday she was operated on. I picked her up this morning. I'm now £550.00 lighter after paying the excess on a £2,500 vet bill. She's ok, that's the main thing.

Dogs, don't you just love 'em.
I would have let it try s**t it out first mate.
Believe me I did think of leaving it to see if that would happen but the vet said it was too big to pass through her guts without the risk of causing damage. As it happens the weight didn't move from her stomach, it was too heavy to get into her intestines.
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Post by brendan taaffe » Today 20:02

Glad to hear your dog is on the mend Andy.

I was packing up after a days piking when a dog appeared out of nowhere and jumped into the boot of my car! I was breaking down a rod and taking off the bait at the time. The dog grabbed the smelt complete with two trebles! But luckily had not swallowed it. Surprisingly, the dog opened its mouth when I held its collar and put my other hand in to remove the bait before it. It released the bait thankfully and it was with great relief I lifted the dog out! It was a good ten minutes before the dog owner came. A little old lady! I was ready to give out but I bit my tongue. I did however tell her what happened, but I felt it went over her head. It could have finished very badly.

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