Girls Gone Grabblin’



Noodling, grabbling, call it what you will.  Fishing for catfish bare handed.  In Scotland and Northern England, it is called “guddling” [LINK].    Jacky teaches the D’s  to guddle or ‘tickle’  for trout in Arthur Ransome’s The Picts and the Martyrs.  What better pedigree for a sport could you ask?




Clip from Girls Gone Grabblin’ SFW

In the US, handcatching trout is illegle, not to mention much harder than it looks (I’ve tried).  Hard core good ol’ boys in Oklahoma and similar get down in rivers and pull out 100 lb cat fish.  Sometimes there is a beaver, snapping turtle, or cottonmouth in the hole instead of a fish, and sometimes the fisherman is trapped and drowns.  Seems sporting to me.  While mostly a guy-thing, girls can get into it as well, as the video attests.

1 Response to “Girls Gone Grabblin’”


    Dear Meyer children — I offer my condolences on the passing of your father, who I knew thru St Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids & in Santa Fe. When I first came to New Mexico for a job interview, he drove me around Santa Fe & took me to breakfast — such kind gestures. I’m the sister of Lisa Paulos (who worked with your dad for many yrs at Mercy Hospital); when she & my mom visited Santa Fe, she always arranged for us all to get together with your father. He was so gracious & generous. My prayers to you all. Tina Barton

Leave a Reply