But at least you still caught the fish with those methods, "who" caught the fish when a bloke in a boat put the bait in the desired spot for you. I would say he did, he did most of the hard work. Either way, I could never in my heart feel I totally caught the fish and wouldn't claim to have done so, a joint effort with credit going to the boatman at least.
And what about netting rights, I net my own fish; a crucial part of the skill in angling.
If someone put the bait in for you and someone netted the fish for you-you virtually done f-all and have no right to claim you and no one else caught that fish !! Thats the "cheat" the deception you caught the fish, all on your own, all your own skill.
And where do record claims come into this? Hillary always acknowledges his Sherpa when claiming his record on Everest!
Now you put it like that, I'm kind of coming to your way of thinking. Well put good post