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The Salmon at Clinton.

(Otago "Daily Times.")

The news from the Clinton salmon ponds is of >a nature likely to be highly pleasing to the members of the Acclimatisation Society and the public generally. Mr Burt writing fco Mr J. P. Maitland on the 21st, reports that last week he emptied the salmon pond for the purpose of transferring to the race the fish likely to spawn this year, and also to allow of the pond being thoroughly cleaned; Last year these fish produced ova from which 14,000 young .fish ..were hatched.,, Mr Burt was also anxious to ascertain whether the salmon had maintained their condition while confined to the pond. He reports that the salmon have grown a good deal^ several being, now 18in in length and about, 21b in weight, while their condition' is excellent. The female fish a»e perfect pictures and full of ova, while most lof the male fish were of that rich yellow tinge which at once showed their condition. There was no sign of disease, each fish being in the pink of condition. The fish*to the number of 87 were all safely conveyed to the spawning race, and it is anticipated that 50,000 eggs Avill be obtained this season. The experiment of keeping the fish in the pond has so far proved a great success, and there is now every reason to hope that they will be successfully acclimatised, as the society will be in a position to add to the stock in the rivers year by year. Mr Burfc states, that Dr Maunsell and his daughter arrived at the ponds in time to see the fish being netted, and were greatly delighted with what they saw.

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The Salmon at Clinton., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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The Salmon at Clinton. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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