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  1. #1
    Mar 2015
    Bodymore, Metalland
    Minelab Excal, Safari, Garrett infinium, Whites prizm 4
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    You never know what you'll be able to grab, but be ready for anything!

    I was at a bay beach spot detecting and two women were on the shoreline. I have my back to them and I'm out in the first trough detecting knee deep. I hear the one lady say " Wow, thats a huge fish!" The other lady says " Could it be a shark!"
    I am positive they are trying to punk me. I am not going to fall for it but they keep carrying on. I glance over my shoulder and see a fin cutting through the water straight behind me. Often when you are disturbing the bottom digging all manner of fish come to enjoy the delicious crustaceans and worms you've dug up for them. This just happened to be the biggest one I've seen. Talk about " bottom feeding" lol. The fish and I both startle one another as I spin around. He breaks left and I splash the detector head in front of him. He starts right and I slap the scoop into the water. He turns and runs and I run him right up onto the beach on a breaking wave and grab him by the lip.
    " Do you have a camera" I ask the women. Their mouths are agape. They are as surprised as I am but I maintain my composure. " I left mine in the car."
    The woman snaps the photo you see here and I ask her to send it to me or no one would believe this tall tale. Technology is so cool.
    " Anybody hungry?" I ask. The women are hysterical.
    " I forgot my permit,.. Didn't know I'd be catching them today" I say as I turn and let the fish slip back into the sea. It takes off like a shot. Lucky day for him. I caught two rings, stainless and old encrusted silver.
    Aside from the story you can see some good water gear here as well as a rare Tommy buckets photo sighting.
    Top down-
    broad brimmed hat for sun protection with snaps to allow headphone use.
    Cheap sunglasses you found with a strap so you don't lose them or don't care when the ocean reclaims or scratches them.
    Goofy smile so everyone knows your not too serious or threatening.
    Waterproof headphones.
    Old white shirt to prevent sunburn and keep you cool. Sunscreen. Bug spray.
    Equinox 600 with bike inner tube as a strap for hands free use in the water.
    The scoop also has an inner tube strap but its laying in the water. It bothers me that people buy harnesses. Why not make harnesses.
    Pouch with semi secure zipper.
    Pinpointer and digger on pouch strap with cords to prevent loss.
    Some seaweed, just because...
    Thanks for looking and best of luck,
    Tom P

  2. #2
    Mar 2015
    Bodymore, Metalland
    Minelab Excal, Safari, Garrett infinium, Whites prizm 4
    1747 times
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  3. #3
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    10586 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great catch!

    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

    The Bald Eagle photo...he/she posed for me, gave me it's best American look. I felt privileged to get the shot.

  4. #4
    Dec 2007
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
    1394 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    Great catch!
    Says the guy with Eagle Avatar. lol.

    Not something you see every day. Pretty cool.
    Oldest Coin Finds to Date
    1737-1760 KGII Hibernia Half Cent ('10)
    1787 Fugio Large Cent ('15)
    1869 Two Cent ('09)
    1867-1883 Variety I Sheild Nickel ('09)
    1900 Barber Dime ('13)
    1929 Standing Liberty Quarter ('17)
    1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ('09)

  5. #5
    Middle Schooler

    Dec 2019
    Minelab Etrac, Nokta Makro Simplex, pulsedive, Garrett Ace 200, Nokta pinpointer, Brute Magnetics 888 pound Fishing Magnet Predatortools
    701 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Wow cool story!
    Check out my YouTube Channel!-Coinboy Detecting and collecting!
    Winner of February 2020 Vaughan Garret's Favorite Finds for my 1754 2 Reales!
    “Today’s the day!”- Mel Fisher
    “It’s so much fun!”- Kurt from the Hoover Boys

    100 silvers in 3 years of detecting



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