Friday, 15 January 2010

Off the hook!

Today marked the beginning of the salmon season on the River Tay in Scotland.
I've often worried about those among us who choose to spend their spare time trying to outwit a fish.
But now I'm really worried.
Once caught, anglers have agreed to immediately return the salmon to the waters whence they came.
The belief is that this 'catch and release' policy will help to replenish the stocks.
On the one hand, I am inclined to believe that the memory of such a ghastly experience would deter the salmon from ever returning to the Tay, thus depleting their numbers even further.
On the other hand, this 'catch and release' policy has worked wonders for our ever-increasing criminal underclass.
It's a 'reel' dilemma.

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