Sunday, May 29, 2011


As everyone who took Economics 101 in college knows, there is no such thing as a free lunch.  But I have learned a similar lesson this weekend in England.  The new acronym that goes along with my lesson learned is TINSTAFFIE.  It is very similar to TINSTAFL but is more specific and applies to fishing in England (hence the IE).  It stands for:  there is no such thing as free fishing in England.

Want to fish this lake?  Sure, go buy a permit for it.  Want to fish that lake over there?  Go buy another permit.  Want to fish that lake across the street?  Pay 50 Quid or more to join the club for a season.  Want to fish the local stocked carp pond?  Buy your permit and fish the 25’x25’ section corded off for you.  Ugh.

Don’t worry, I’m fishing anyway  of course!  Posts to follow…

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