A sensitive bunch, Austrian sub-editors

Condolences to family and friends of Moreno Fransson, who died at the weekend while casting for trout at a river in the Swiss town of Roveredo.

The 54-year-old sadly lived the nightmare of every fly fisherman and inadvertently hooked a 16,000 volt overhead electricity cable. According to a report in The Austrian Times, “The keen fisherman’s metal rod hit the cable and zapped him while he was standing in the river…”

A sobering story for those of us who have occasionally been guilty of scanning the water rather more vigilantly than we do the skies above us. And one which probably warranted a rather more sympathetic headline than Over and trout

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