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today's catch - dolphin fish a.k.a. mahi-mahi a.k.a. fiyala | by f i Я a s
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today's catch - dolphin fish a.k.a. mahi-mahi a.k.a. fiyala

beautiful fish with beautiful names such as dolphin-fish, mahi-mahi, dorado (spanish).... in Dhivehi it's called Fiyala - rhymes with Hiyala, coincidently, the most beautiful woman in Maldivian literature...

 

it's one of my favorite fishes to catch, a challenge. it jumps around like crazy, bet 'em sailfish taught them few tricks of the game. it also jiggles and wiggles as it's brought closer to the boat, as if trying to un-hook itself. and boy, is it successful!! we lost at least 2 today!

 

in this shot Muhommabe's got the fish under control with his dhaavani, but only moments before it had unhooked itself before being taken inside the boat....

 

- naifaru '08

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Taken on January 25, 2008