My intention was to not come right back to the same spot we just fished, because I didn't want to pound the flat. And I didn't want to be in his way. So he could have steered me anywhere he wanted. Instead, he told me (after I had handed him his fee, and a fat tip, in cash) that there really were no DIY areas on the island and that it was, in fact, illegal to fish without a guide. Which was fine, until I discovered that was an outright lie.