# Fisher's Riddle: What Are We Catching & Keeping?

• Jimmy Snyder
In summary, Fisher's Riddle is a famous logic puzzle involving a fisherman and different types of fish. The rules state that there must be at least one fish of each type, but no more than ten total. To solve the riddle, one must use deductive reasoning and create a chart to track the information given. There are no shortcuts or tricks to solving the riddle, making it a popular challenge for scientists and mathematicians to exercise their critical thinking skills.
Jimmy Snyder
This is not a logic puzzle, but just an old riddle I happen to like, called the Fisher's riddle.

The ones we catch we throw away.
The ones we don't catch we keep.

What are they catching and not catching?

Good BicycleTree. I like the answer, fleas, a little better because it's a little hard to imagine a mistake that a fisher could make and then throw away.

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## 1. What is Fisher's Riddle?

Fisher's Riddle is a famous logic puzzle that involves a fisherman catching and keeping various types of fish in a pond.

## 2. What are the rules of Fisher's Riddle?

The riddle presents a scenario where a fisherman catches and keeps different numbers of four types of fish: bass, carp, perch, and pike. The rules state that the fisherman catches at least one of each type of fish, but no more than ten fish in total. The number of bass is equal to the number of carp, and the number of pike is equal to the number of perch.

## 3. How do you solve Fisher's Riddle?

To solve Fisher's Riddle, you must use deductive reasoning and logic to determine the exact number of each type of fish caught and kept by the fisherman. This involves creating a chart or grid to track the information given in the riddle and using process of elimination to narrow down the possibilities until you have the correct solution.

## 4. Are there any tricks or shortcuts to solving Fisher's Riddle?

No, there are no tricks or shortcuts to solving Fisher's Riddle. The solution requires careful analysis and logical thinking, and there is no guaranteed method for arriving at the correct answer.

## 5. Why is Fisher's Riddle popular among scientists and mathematicians?

Fisher's Riddle is popular among scientists and mathematicians because it requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It also helps to develop logical reasoning and analytical abilities, making it a challenging and entertaining puzzle to solve.

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