‘Don’t reel me in!’ Nudist swimming in a lake in Germany left in agony after angler ‘catches’ his penis on a fishing hook
A nudist who went for a dip in a lake in Germany was left in agony after a fisherman ‘caught’ his penis on a fishing hook.
Herbert Fendt thought he had got himself stuck on some weeds when he felt a sudden pain in his groin last week.
But to his horror, the naked swimmer looked down to see a fishing hook pierced through his penis.
A nudist who went for a dip in a lake (pictured) in Germany was left in agony after a fisherman ‘caught’ his penis on a fishing hook
Mr Fendt was swimming in the Kaisersee, a lake north of Augsburg in southern Germany, when he found the line attached to his genitals.
‘I cried out to the fisherman ashore shouting “do not pull, do not pull”. I was terrified he was going to try to reel me in,’ he said.
Mr Fendt, who is using an alias to avoid ridicule, swam ashore but was unable to ease the hook out of his manhood.
He was forced to snip the line and cycle home with the hook still attached to his penis, before driving to hospital.
‘The doctor could understandably not suppress a small grin when he saw it,’ Mr Fendt said.
Doctors removed the hook and cleaned the wound, which is expected to fully heal.
To his horror, the naked swimmer looked down to see a fishing hook (file picture) pierced through his penis
The nudist is not allowed to take a shower or swim for a week, but says he will return to the lake for another dip in the nude once everything is back in working order.
Mr Fendt said the fisherman had little sympathy for him.
‘The fisherman told me it is not an official bathing lake and he has the right to fish at the spot, which is marked by some signs.
‘I tried to explain to him that he should take into account the many swimmers who use the lake, and that I am unaware of any official prohibition to swim here but he did not care,’ he added.
The lake, which is near the village of Dickelsmoor, is popular with nudists.
President of the local fishing association Sylvia Fischer said the lake is owned by the anglers but is often used by naked bathers because it is surrounded by hedges.
‘We fishermen can perfectly understand the situation,’ Ms Fischer said. ‘We have all had at times a fishing hook pierced through one of our fingers, so we can imagine the incident was quite painful.
‘Of course, fishermen should pay attention to bathers, but as the lake is an official fishing lake, swimming is at their own risk.’