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Angry Woman Threatens To Call The Police On Fisherman

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Angry Woman Threatens To Call The Police On Fisherman

A fisherman was confronted by an angry woman who accused him of chucking a dead fish back into the water.

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The man, who uses the name Shroom on social media and YouTube, was fishing at the Balmain Rowing Club in Sydney, when he was approached by the fuming woman.

As she approached, the woman asked: "Why did you just kill that fish and throw it back in?"

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To which the man explained that he didn't kill it - but the woman is insistent.

"You did so. I saw it and it's floating here," she said.

The fisherman replied: "I tried to release it but it didn't release so I did not kill it."

But the woman was still having none of it and told him: "You did. I saw it here and it was flapping up and around.

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"You've got a hide. Can I see your fishing licence, please?"

Shroom, who maintains he did nothing wrong and says he does have a licence, said: "There's nothing wrong that I've done, absolutely nothing wrong.

"I know my rules. I'm allowed to release fish like that."

Credit: Shroom
Credit: Shroom
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The man then suggested she call the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries to complain.

The woman said she would and before she added: "And Balmain Police. I will, I am, don't you worry about it."

The fisherman shared the clip online where he's been praised by fellow fishers for keeping his cool when confronted with the angry woman.

One person wrote: "Some people just don't get it mate. Handled well - be polite, let them call police or whatever.

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"You knew you were in the right so may as well keep fishing."

While someone else added: "You handled that well mate. Some people just don't have a clue."

Credit: Shroom
Credit: Shroom

According to the NSW Department of Primary Industries website: 'Recreational fishing in the Harbour has not been banned, but fishers are urged to follow dietary advice on the consumption of seafood from the Sydney Harbour, Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways'.

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"Fishers can also continue to practice catch and release."

Featured Image Credit: Shroom

Topics: Animals, Australia

Claire Reid
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