Fish shot in hotel pond with a speargun

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Three men have been charged after one of them allegedly shot a fish in a hotel pond with a speargun.

The metre-long barramundi was swimming in the pond in the foyer of the luxury Cairns hotel when it was shot. The three 18-year-old men then took the fish to a house where they cleaned and filleted it. But they didn’t get the chance to eat it as they were arrested the following evening when they reportedly went back to the same hotel to take a picture of one of the other fish swimming in the pond.

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