It was a three-in-one catch for a household fishing alongside Newfoundland’s northeast coast over the weekend.

Mark Sturge’s father caught a codfish that had one thing in its mouth, however Sturge stated they did not assume something of it till they bought to the wharf and took it out of the cooler.

“I sort of thought that it might need been a mackerel or a herring or one thing like that and after I pulled it out, we realized unexpectedly that it was a codfish … it was a full codfish inside of a bigger codfish,” Sturge stated.

It simply appeared fairly weird.– Mark Sturge

“Once I pulled that one out, there was additionally a capelin popping out of the mouth of that cod.”

Sturge and his household caught the trio of fish on Sunday within the Greenspond space of Bonavista Bay, the place he is fished for years.

It was a reasonably unusual sight that Sturge had by no means seen earlier than.

Mark Sturge, Kristi Bourne, their three-month-old son Jaxson and their canine, Jigger, after a day of fishing in central Newfoundland. (Submitted by Kristi Bourne)

“We have seen capelin within the mouth of a cod and we have seen shrimp and jellyfish and people kinds of issues, however by no means seen a cod inside a cod earlier than,” he stated. “It simply appeared fairly weird.”

The most important cod was round three toes, Sturge stated, and the smaller cod round half that.

Given the way of the catch, Sturge is fairly certain it solely counts as one fish of his restrict.

And whereas the cod could have bitten off greater than it might chew, Sturge had not.

Sure, they did prepare dinner it up — the bigger one, at the least.

“Not the small one,” Sturge stated. “It was beginning to digest a bit bit.”

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With recordsdata from the St. John’s Morning Present

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