Fisherman tells true fish tale


After catching catfish for three days at the Liberty Park Lagoon, Herbert Shull, of Sedalia, wasn’t spinning a fish tale when he said he caught a 20-pounder early Thursday morning. What he didn’t catch was a catfish, but a beautiful Butterfly Koi. Shull couldn’t identify the fish so he called his uncle Tom Shull, also of Sedalia, who came to the park and pointed out that it was a Koi.


Herbert Shull said he didn’t plan to keep the fish. When asked if he was going to toss it back into the water, he said he wanted to release it gently. “I wouldn’t keep nothing like that,” he added. “It’s too pretty.”


The fish quickly swam away to live another day. Butterfly Koi are usually found in ornamental garden ponds. Tom Shull said he has paid up to $300 for Koi to stock his garden pond and added that this particular Koi could be anywhere from 10 to 50 years old.


After catching catfish for three days at the Liberty Park Lagoon, Herbert Shull, of Sedalia, wasn’t spinning a fish tale when he said he caught a 20-pounder early Thursday morning. What he didn’t catch was a catfish, but a beautiful Butterfly Koi. Shull couldn’t identify the fish so he called his uncle Tom Shull, also of Sedalia, who came to the park and pointed out that it was a Koi.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD091815FishTale-1.jpgAfter catching catfish for three days at the Liberty Park Lagoon, Herbert Shull, of Sedalia, wasn’t spinning a fish tale when he said he caught a 20-pounder early Thursday morning. What he didn’t catch was a catfish, but a beautiful Butterfly Koi. Shull couldn’t identify the fish so he called his uncle Tom Shull, also of Sedalia, who came to the park and pointed out that it was a Koi.

Herbert Shull said he didn’t plan to keep the fish. When asked if he was going to toss it back into the water, he said he wanted to release it gently. “I wouldn’t keep nothing like that,” he added. “It’s too pretty.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD091815FishTale-2.jpgHerbert Shull said he didn’t plan to keep the fish. When asked if he was going to toss it back into the water, he said he wanted to release it gently. “I wouldn’t keep nothing like that,” he added. “It’s too pretty.”

The fish quickly swam away to live another day. Butterfly Koi are usually found in ornamental garden ponds. Tom Shull said he has paid up to $300 for Koi to stock his garden pond and added that this particular Koi could be anywhere from 10 to 50 years old.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD091815FishTale-3.jpgThe fish quickly swam away to live another day. Butterfly Koi are usually found in ornamental garden ponds. Tom Shull said he has paid up to $300 for Koi to stock his garden pond and added that this particular Koi could be anywhere from 10 to 50 years old.

After catching catfish for three days at the Liberty Park Lagoon, Herbert Shull, of Sedalia, wasn’t spinning a fish tale when he said he caught a 20-pounder early Thursday morning. What he didn’t catch was a catfish, but a beautiful Butterfly Koi. Shull couldn’t identify the fish so he called his uncle Tom Shull, also of Sedalia, who came to the park and pointed out that it was a Koi.

Herbert Shull said he didn’t plan to keep the fish. When asked if he was going to toss it back into the water, he said he wanted to release it gently. “I wouldn’t keep nothing like that,” he added. “It’s too pretty.”

The fish quickly swam away to live another day. Butterfly Koi are usually found in ornamental garden ponds. Tom Shull said he has paid up to $300 for Koi to stock his garden pond and added that this particular Koi could be anywhere from 10 to 50 years old.

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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