After a relaxing evening fishing on the Boyne River, Michael was walking back to his car carrying two brown trout in a bucket.
He is approached by an Inland Fisheries Officer who asks him for his fishing license.
Michael replies to the officer, “I wasn’t fishing and I didn’t catch these brown trout, they are pets. Every day I come down to the water and put these fish into the water and take them for a walk. When I’m ready to go I whistle and they jump back into the bucket and we go home.”
The officer didn’t believe him and he reminded Michael that it is illegal to fish without a license. The fisherman responded, “If you don’t believe me then watch,” and he threw the trout back into the water.
The officer says, “Now whistle to your fish and show me that they will jump out of the water and into the bucket.”
Michael turns back to the officer and says, “What fish?”