Looks like the remains of a torture scene, doesn’t it? I had a bit of an accident with a hook. I got a treble from a large plug embedded deep in my finger, up to the bend, and the barb had grabbed the flesh rather tightly. It came out of my finger eventually after much twiddling, twisting, pulling, pushing, tweaking and more pulling with a pair of rusty pliers. After about 10 minutes of leaking blood all over the place I was planning to cut it out but it didn’t quite come to that.
I did catch a small, very pretty wrasse shortly after all that.