Drugs hoist brings new meaning to ‘rod and line’

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“BRAZEN criminals have used a 14ft fishing rod to smuggle drugs to inmates at Ranby Prison.

Prisoners were reported to have used a grappling hook to scoop up the illegal substance from a window of the cell block.

The scheme was only uncovered when prison officers discovered the rod just outside the prison wall…”

from the Retford Guardian

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Fishing’s unwritten law – if a free John Gierach article comes up on the Web, it’s rude not to share it, especially when there’s a practical tip to go with the philosophy…

“But then what is money anyway? Isn’t it just symbolic value that comes in hard and goes out easy? You spend most of it on necessary but mundane stuff like gasoline, utilities, insurance, and new tires for the truck: the interminable dreariness of bills that can begin to look like the entire meaning of life. There’s always some benefit there—though usually less than there should be for the price. It’s just that it’s not fun…

…I had layered myself from the skin out with cotton, flannel, wool, and fleece, topped off with a Gore-Tex windbreaker, fingerless gloves, and an insulated hat with ear flaps. I’d also laced my wading boots loosely to leave more loft in my wool socks for extra warmth…This actually works, although loose boots make you more likely to stumble. Like everything else about winter fly fishing, it’s an imperfect bargain”

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Recipe for smoked trout rissoni

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Pic of the Day – would have been this but, as they say, a good big ‘un will always beat a good little ‘un…

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