Special envoy for the drought Barnaby Joyce has taken the time to ring his colleagues to assure them that his holiday fishing with dynamite trip on the Murray-Darling had nothing to do with the million or so fish deaths that were reported.
“Look I admit the timing of my fishing trip wasn’t ideal and maybe using dynamite instead of a fishing rod wasn’t the best option but those deaths were not on me,” said Special Envoy Joyce. “I mean don’t get me wrong I did catch a few hundred thousand fish but they were mostly carp.”
“And as a responsible fisherman every carp I caught, I personally infected it with herpes and threw it back in the river.”
When asked why he felt fishing with dynamite was the best way to fish Barnaby Joyce replied: “I’m a busy families man and I wanted to take my Son fishing but I didn’t have all day. So why wait around with a fishing pole when dynamite does the job quicker.”
“Throwing sticks of dynamite around has worked so well for me in parliament so why wouldn’t it work for me when fishing.”