Aa­reet bonny coddy lass?

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

COD, ap­par­ently, may have re­gional ac­cents and sci­en­tists are go­ing to study to find out, as it may af­fect the way these fish re­pro­duce. I will as­sume some­one is go­ing to pay the boffins to do this re­search but I can’t re­ally think what the ben­e­fits will be.

Of course, I may be well off track, and cod from the chilly wa­ters of the North East may be taught the phrases that could help them get their fin over should they ven­ture south, per­haps for a hol­i­day. After all, many hol­i­day ro­mances have re­sulted in fe­males ar­riv­ing back home with a roe in the oven.

Oth­ers might say the re­sources wasted on such spec­u­la­tive trips would be bet­ter spent on some­thing with more tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits.

“Hol­i­day ro­mances re­sult­ing in fe­males ar­riv­ing home with a roe in the oven...”

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