The game warden asked the man, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?'
'No sir,' replied the Newfie... 'I don't have a licence - don't need one. You must understand, there are my pet fish."
'Yep, that's the truth. Every night, I take these fish down to the Cove and let them swim around for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into this here ice chest and I take them home.'
'That's a bunch of nonsense! Fish can't do that.'
The Newfie looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show you. It really works.'
'O.K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'
The Newfie stood on a rock and poured the fish into the cove. Then he stood and looked out to sea.
After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
Well, what?', says the Newf.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'
'The FISH', replied the warden!
'What fish?' replied the Newfie.
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers on the mainland but by the lard tundering jaysus we ain't as dumb as some Government employees!