poach

tarama

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spanish - spain
Hi,
In Playboy of the Western World, Christy says he had a hard time just working,

"...saving only when I'd be abroad in the dark night poaching rabbits on hills, for I was a devil to poach, God forgive me, (very naively) and I near got six months for going with a dung fork and stabbing a fish."

I have 2 questions: does "poach" mean killing animals against the law or just hitting them? by "six months" does he mean being at prison?
 
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