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Summary Justice

October 19, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

In a 1989 column about fly fishing for smallmouth bass, New York Times writer Nelson Bryant uncovers old-style justice as practiced by Mainers protecting brook trout waters. “‘There are,” [Bob] Newman wrote, ”a few closet bass fishermen in the area. I won’t say who they are or where they live, but they have been catching these “trash” fish in Lufkin Pond in Phillips. One of these fellas said he was thinking about transplanting a few into Haley Pond (a brook trout pond). I shot him.”