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Notebook

Is my rod big enough? Boris Johnson’s fishing notebook

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

You remember the climax of Jaws — the primeval moment when Quint the crazed Ahab-like fisherman goes mano a mano with the monster of the deep? He comes to the rear of the listing boat and straps on a leather belt with a phallic protrusion: a metal receptacle into which he shoves the haft of his puny fishing rod.

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Boris Johnson is a former editor of The Spectator.

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