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The Palmerston Acclimatisation Society wages relentless war upon the r enemies of imported game and fish. The local branch has lately been very actively engaged in ridding some of the streams in Jhe-district of the eels that prey upon the trout, with which the fishing waters have been stocked. Nocturnal eel-spearing parties have been organised, and in eight nights no less than 1494 eels were accounted for, the heaviest weighing no less than 20|lb. In the Kahuterawa stream 307 eels were secured in one night, and in the Tiritea on Thursday last the tally was 223, the largest of which were 17,' 16, and 141b. in weight. The damage that these voracious fish do is well-known, and their reduction should greatly improve the fishing value of the district 1 streams. ' '

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ANGLING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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ANGLING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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