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The monthly meeting of -tie' Council of the Acclimatisation Society was held ia the Exeiange Court this afternoon, when there Were preseflt-Messrs J. P. Maitland (in the chair)'. E. Chisfiblm, A.C. Stronach, J. Sinclair Thomson, T. Brown, & M. Marshall, James Edgar,R. Campbell, S. Gold'smvth, H. Buckland, R. Forrest, F, Deans (manager), «nd D. Russell 'lhtijepofi of the Manager (<Mr F, Deans) was as follows:—The stock fish arc nearly all hatched, and 20,600 tfoot ova wers forwarded toGeelong (Vlrtoilst). by the last trip of the . Wakatipu. An outlyiaef pond has been enclosed, and seven mallards and five p!tti«il ducks placed in it. A large number of ofn&dental trees and shrubs have been procured 1 , tt>me of which have been planted round the ponds, and a strip of land, upwards of half an acre, has been securely fenced, in which the majority of the trees are to be planted, making an ornamental f shrubbery. I suppose the anglers will be looking, forward to having a good season. The winter having been a mild one the season Bhould be'early and: the fish in good condition. I am told that a number of very large fish have been seen • recently disporting themselves below the Mataura -Falls, and the Shag River is- reported to be full oafish, if it can only bo got in food fishing condition. ,As there has eavy flood, and if nothing unusual occurs before, the Ist Ootobef, I think the anglers, should have an early season 1 . '"' A teceivsd from- -the Wellington Acclimatisation! Society notifying that the Conference nad been fked'Jfof the first Tuesday after the opening 6f Parliament,' and. as Parliament was to meet ofl Tnuraday, tember 23, the date of the Conference v~ould be Tuesday, September 28. Messrs T. BroWfl aid A. Stronaoh were appointed delegates to attend i the Conference at Wellington. _ Letters Were received asking for assistance in the work of clearing th<! GleDomaru and Kaihiku tfnd the Wyndham Stream of obstructions inthe snaps of gorse and broom, so that the sport of angling; might bs facilitated. —The letters were received, tire CrtAiEftStr remarking that it was the duty of the' society to stock the rivers with fish, not to assief in Having the fish-destroyed, in which view Mf Brown concurred. -

It was decided' to give a gold medal to the Wyndtam Anglers' Association for a 'fishing' competition on the Wyndham River.

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ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY., Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897