British Fresh-Water Fishes

British Fresh-Water Fishes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and take nobly in them. I have myself caught a hundredweight of them in a day in a lake in Ireland. They are found in most Salmon rivers, and in smaller streams which are too shallow for Salmon. The smallest mountain beck will often, when in state, give good sport. They also, as I have shown, take in salt water, and are quite as likely to be found in the mouth of the river as they are in the highest pool up amongst the mountains, for they are great and pertinacious travellers. You may catch them in Salmon pools, in dull eddies, and in sharp streams; so I can give no advice which would be of any value on that score. They are at times very false risers, and come very short at the fly when making apparently a capital rise. This is very trying to the temper." Mr. Francis concludes that the White or The T. loatsta is a terrestrial amphipod. and never voluntarily seeks the water; if this was the species, they must have been carried out by the tide. Salmon Trout "is the most sporting and game fish which the angler meets with."--(Book on Angling, p. 331-332.) As to the colour and quality of the flesh, it is generally of deep pink or red, and of excellent flavour; its price is usually the same as that of a Salmon. The flesh of the Bull Trout of the Coquet is said by some to be invariably very light, with scarcely a tinge of pink about it, and to be inferior in quality. I have, however, been informed by Mr. Christie that sometimes the Salmon Trout of the Beauly is also white, and not very good. According to Giinther the Salnio trutta attains to a length of about three feet, and the female is mature when from ten to twelve inches long. In a specimen I received in May, 1878, which weighed three pounds and a half, the total length was...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236528093
  • 9781236528094