Cute story by TRM inmate from USA – John Pilkington emailed to say:
Went for a flick yesterday above the road bridge. There were 2 young Maori boys maybe 10-12 on the other side of the river that saw me playing the fish. They jumped in and swam over to watch😮Very cold fast-flowing water. Once I landed the fish they said knock it on the head. I told them I was going to release it. They looked amazed! I asked them if they wanted it, they did. I told them I would only give it to them if they promised to eat it and they did promise. They took the fish and back in the river to swim across. One lad held the fish and swam with one arm, I was afraid he would drown!! They made it over and built a little basin in the river with rocks to hold the fish while they swam some more.