Collins English Dictionary defines fishing as a "sport, hobby or business of catching fish".
Not so for Mr and Mrs Kelman, of Dickson. Appearing on the front page of The Canberra Times 48 years ago, a photograph showed a specimen of a deadly octopus on a spoon.
The blue-ringed octopus was caught by the Kelmans while they were enjoying a weekend on the South Coast.
The octopus was identified by Dr V Harris, of the Department of Zoology at the ANU, as a deadly blue-ringed octopus - octopus maculosus.
Dr Harris told The Canberra Times that the octopus was not uncommon around the NSW coast, in reef areas and rock pools.
He had not heard of one being caught in the Burrewarra Point area where this one had come from.
People should be aware that these octopuses could be found in rock pools at low tide.
Dr Harris' department had used them for behavioural studies and found them easily trained.
The blue-ringed octopus kills its victim with an almost, instant paralysing poison, through a bite from its beak-like mouth.