My old Aussie mate......
My old mate Brian - nearly 78 ,classic Aussie bloke and a mine of history,information,and just plain interesting facts.
Hope everyone meets a bloke like this......... As I'm technically an orphan now I've adopted him as a surrogate Dad......
I think I need to give him a call in the morning.
Brian and I had been out fishing yesterday and caught as load of Tommie Roughs ( Australian Herring) - to set the scene.
During a thread in a "Southern fishing Mafia" forum - his son posted this....Classic,I've just stopped laughing after 10 minutes..............
My old man blew himself up this morning... was smoking his tommies in his smokebox on top of the barbie and somehow the gas bottle underneath caught alight and then blew up whilst he held the water hose on the gas bottle. Blew up everything and made a mess... even blew a hole in the side of the gas bottle
talk about tough as old boots ;)
Just how dangerous is that??
Gas bottle exploding??
Bloody hell mate hope he's ok
He's fine thanks.
Originally Posted by thekings
Just given him a call now.
Bit shaken up and annoyed about the damage.
He's not sure what happened really - he had the fish smoker sat on the BBQ as usual -went inside.
Came back out a few mins later to find flame coming from the gas bottle shooting 10ft high.
The Bootle exploded when he was hosing it all down - the valve popped from the gas bottle,lucky he was about 30ft away.
I've told him to go and buy a lottery ticket today:)
Close call on that one by the sounds of it..
Did he manage to finish smoking the fish?? ;)
Not sure - just glad he's OK.
Originally Posted by BAZnDAF
Looks like he'll be coming out on Tues for the first day of the Snapper season - woohoo!
C'mon Big Reds:)
What lottery numbers did he choose please mate?
He's a bit bored this week as no chance to take him out for a local fish.
It was far too rough on Tuesday when we did the long trip for Snapper.
Hopefully he won't start fiddling and blow himself up again!