Rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah’s first time fishing surely provided some lasting memories for everyone on his boat.

Participating in the Kevin VanDam Charity Classic at Kensington Metro Park’s Kent Lake, Ansah didn’t catch any fish, but hooked something a little bigger.

“He caught a human,” Lions defensive end Willie Young said after hearing the tale.

Sure enough, Ansah accidentally sunk his hook into the back of Chris Robinson, a 32-year-old Carhartt employee from Grosse Pointe.

“I didn’t know it was in my back at all until I heard (someone on the boat) laughing,” Robinson said.

Ansah fished with Robinson, another Carhartt employee and pro fisherman Terry Scroggins from Florida. Scroggins said it took two tries to pull the hook out of Robinson’s back because it also was caught on his shirt. The two tugs left only a pin-sized wound below his right shoulder.

Ansah joined several current and former Lions for the annual fishing tournament, including Herman Moore, Eric Hipple, Riley Reiff and Brandon Pettigrew.

The event included a dinner event with fans, a raffle and a silent auction, with several signed items from local professional athletes. Half of the proceeds went to VanDam’s charity and the other half went to the Lions’ Living for the City program.

Although Ansah didn’t catch any fish himself, he still enjoyed his first crack at a new sport.

“It was frustrating not catching any fish, but it was fun,” he said. “I don’t know how those fishermen do it, waiting forever to catch just one fish, but I guess this was just a test of my patience.”

Robinson said Ansah was very apologetic on the boat, and he doesn’t hold any grudges because there wasn’t much room with four people on the boat.