THE SCARCITY OF SEA
TROUT IN THE SOLWAY
There is a scarcity of sea trout and young salmon in the tributaries of the Solway, and Dr. MURRAY of Eden Brows, a well-known Cumberland angler, suggests that a fish hatchery similar to the one now established at Holme Wrangle, on the Eden, should be made on the shores of the Solway, and that there should be an adjacent nursing pond, where the smelts could remain until they are able to take care of themselves, and thus escape their many enemies from egg to the mature smolt age.
Such a pond could be so constructed as to permit the fresh inflow of salt water with every tide, so that the fish could be well acclimated to salt water before returning them into the river or estuary.
He offers £50 towards the scheme, and asks for volunteers to assist on the committee.