Lost stud turns up in fish


Registered User
Nov 23, 2005
Denver, CO
IT is a tale some would say smells a bit fishy, but Kristy Brittain swears it is true.
Last Friday she was kneeboarding behind a boat off Slopen Main on the Tasman Peninsula, east of Hobart, when she was tossed from her board in rough conditions.

In the fall she lost a nose stud from a piercing she had done only a week before Christmas.

Miss Brittain, 25, of Magra, never expected to see the tiny stud again.

Enter a hungry flathead.

The stud turned up in a fish caught by her fiance Darren Triffett when fishing with his friend Tim Hall three days later, Hobart's Mercury has reported.

Mr Triffett and Mr Hall were in roughly the same area where the stud was lost on Monday. When filleting one flathead they found a tiny nail-like object inside.

"They thought it was a little tack or nail," Miss Brittain said. "I was standing near them talking to them and realised it was the nose stud I had lost in the ocean.

"How could it have ended in the fish? I suppose it would have sparkled and they (flathead) eat pretty much anything.

"But you think how many fish are in the sea . . . and to catch this one."

It is no surprise that Miss Brittain regards the stud as lucky. And it won't be lost again.

"I have put it in a sachet so I don't lose it again," she said.

"I will go and buy a Tattslotto ticket and put this on it."



In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
Aug 26, 2002
Your house, behind the couch
I lost my wedding ring diving in Key Largo last year. If anybody
finds one in a fish down there let me know.