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Catfish grabblin...shark wrangling...flying-fish fighting...and wrestling beasts by the boatload...its the worlds most extreme encounters of man vs. fish. From Americas the oceans off Papua New Sardinias Mediterranean shores...since mans roamed the earth, hes fished for food, sport, and survival. For most, the tools are rod and reel, spear and net. But for some, its personal. To catch whopper fish, they use extraordinary bait. Their own bodies. Nothing more than fingers...hands...even whole arms. Noodling. Tickling. Grabblin or hoggin. Whatever you call it, its catfish wrangling. For these obsessed anglers, handfishings their toughest test of strength and endurance. Dedicated and determined, they carry on traditions old and new. Showdowns with powerful predators...intense competitions for sport and food...and mad melees of man vs. fish. All for the...
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