But today I was fishing down at Kodak Lakes in Annesley and this strange creature ended up taking my
redworm bait on a size 20 hook. She wasn't harmed in anyway and the tiny barbless hook came out in
the landing net. (Which was lucky). I've looked up what species it is and it appears to be a South American
'Yellow-Belly Slider' Turtle. Males only grow to 8inch long so this must be a big Mama at 12inch (ish)
I put her straight back after taking this photo, I'm not sure she should be in there though, I reckon some
ones dumped them in there to be honest. I wonder how many are in there? A breeding population or just
a one off. Might have to email Notts A.A. about this in fact.
Check her out She's not looking to happy with me.
Ps: I caught fish too, Honest.