Nadine O’Regan: Fishing for compliments at our own funerals

Jaws it ain’t, but a brush with an angry weever fish in the shallows of the Atlantic Ocean prompts some musings on mortality

20th June, 2021
Nadine O’Regan: Fishing for compliments at our own funerals
The wever fish is not the kind of specimen Steven Spielberg would have devoted his time to on screen but still there’s nothing like a hint of danger to pleasantly up the stakes of one’s afternoon

Getting bitten by a fish was not on my list of planned activities for last weekend. On Saturday afternoon, I felt a nip on my foot when I pushed down on the sand while out for a swim on Barley Cove beach in West Cork.

When I emerged from the water, I played it cool to S and my family about the biting sensation I had experienced for – oh – at least 50 seconds...

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