The Hare Bay angler was salmon fishing in the area of the old bridge on Traverse Brook, approximately two kilometers from the main road, along the old highway, with a group of friends on Sunday evening. After a couple hours of fishing, his friends moved on from the area, but Davis decided to make one last attempt at landing a salmon before angling closed for the day and darkness set in.
He was fishing away when heard a trotting noise in the water. Davis thought it was a fisheries officer, coming to inform him that the time had come to end angling for the evening. “I turn around and five feet away from me is a black bear staring at me,” he said. “He was close enough to hit him with my dip net.”
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