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The monthly meeting of iho council of the Otngo Acclimatisation Society was held last night, and was attended by Messrs G. W. MTntosh (president), A. Oowie, Peden, C. A. Wilson, C. Matthewson, R. Bruisley. !S. Cousins. It. Rutherford, A. [■.. Jenkins, W. MVatLhy, IJutionrorth. lslip, J. R. Wilson, W. S. Pattison, and C. ;n Jenkins. .Mr Steven reported that the progress made in the distribution of two-yeur-old lish during the past month had been very disappointing. JJy the end of the montti ii.ll tie.- try would be ready for distribution. Ik-"recommended that 5,000 Loch Leven yearlings, 3,000 Blagdon and 1,000 Scotch bum trout be kept ior two-vear-o.Vl,.—Received. The Game Committee icported, inter alia:—Mr W. If. Spain (Cromwell) having expressed a wish to acclimatise pheasants on hk> run, wo recommended that three dozen be sent. tree. Messrs 'Tonkin and Co., Dttnedin, wrote regarding a number of imported uhe;csants at piesent in their store.-, also enclosing invoices to show that they were imported. We recommend that the attention of Messrs Tonkin and Co. be drawn to clause 30, Mib-ciatisc 3. of the Animals Protection Act. They must send particulars to the

Minister and get permission to hold the birds.— .Mr Gr'i,.;or Grant iTapanui) advised that he lias made inquiries about pheasants. They were ri"t numerous, but were peeii occasionally.—Mr A. V. Aldridgc (Waipori Falls) reported that of the 23 mallard ducks placed at Loch Loudon, only three ducks and one drake remained.—Mr R. Coekhum (Roxburgh) advised that he had liberated the quail in twos all over the district.—Mr W. M'Connochie, St. Bathaiw, recommended that Mr T. A. Shaw ho appointed an lion, ranger. We recommend that Mr Shaw he appointed ranger under tho Animals Protection Act.—Mr A. Ingram (Kahmka) wired on October 10 : " Will got 22 opossums." He also wired on October If : "Sending 10 opossums to-day's train."— The report was adopted. The Angling Committee reported, inte.alia : Wo recommend ,V.n Mr Steven's advice) that 3.000 Loch Leven, 2,000 Blagdon, .ind 1,000 Scotch burn yearlings be kept for the two-y< av-old ponds: that, 300 of tho two-vear-old Blagdons bo put in Tcmahawk and 200 in the dam at Wood haugh; on Mr Petlctt's report, that Mr M'T.av be offend £1 for expenses, and in addition lo get the u-tia! allewanccs lor anv shads' kcuaiti "Cnr. ; c Mr W". Black dlaweai, on October 12. reported a fortnight of heavy gales and 'lords, otherwise th 1 ova would have been lured out. Mr W. Cotter (ILuvea! suggested that a further small quantity >f fry be given to Mr J. Fauiks.'of Ma'karora.—We recommend that. 500 be given to Mr Fanllcs and a similar nvmber to Mr P. R- Sargood. Mr W. M'Conrocliie (St. Baihnns) wTot- stating that the, creekc are all well stocked ; he recommended Mr T. A. Shaw as a ranger. I —We recommend that Mr Shaw be appointed an oftiier tMider the Fisheries Art. Mr d-e. Mitchell, president of the Matat.rn Anglers' r 'iub, coniplained that the Wyndham Anglers' Association had not paid anything to keep the. banks of t lie Mimiha" clear of hushes.—Wo recommend that ♦he Wyndha'm Anglers' Assoriat'on be asked to iTotnish a. return' of the rents received for the last, three years and how the inonev has been spent. Messrs Hastie and Co. ' (Punnlni) notified that a.s the poeieiv's caretaker refuses to take any fiyr but th.esc. suitable for human consumption, they bare d"cid"d to cliargo 3d each fiom Xcveniber I.—We recommend that in* .vcrrta.rv make the best arrangements p-isjible! Mr W. Moffett (Milton), secreutrv o: tlio lsnie<- A.ingling Society. ':<>•

rptcfted the loan "i some eel-pots.—We recommend that two be supplied. The applications of Messrs Michael Cassidv [Hci'ioU, P. G. Grant (Puerea), W. Wilson (Duuback), Chiv Robinson (Berwick), and J. Hardy (Waiucra) for eel-pots we.o granted. ' The s■•orrtaiy of the Southland Acclimatisation Society wrote complaining tha', the Ota go Society's agent at Matatira had been selling licenses in the Southland district, an.] afked that the, money bo ie!uncled ; he al.-o reported that a youth v.un

fishing in Ihe Mimihait without a license.— We recommend that an inquiry bo made from our agent as to whether lie has been f-diing licenses in the Southland district, and thai fitrth'-r inquiries be made ie bov fishing without a '-cense. Mr R. Cockburr, (RoxivargM v. rnie >-'rjggesting that a small stret'.di of the Cllttha. River be netted for limit, also a-uing for a, can of rainbow frv. —We recomir.-end thai a can of rainbow fry be, sent, and that Mr Cock burn be iufoimed that n, would bo establishing a.

bad precedent to allow lvuing so far inland in livers. Mr J. IVci rigor (Ranfuvly) asked for fry to .-'.od; the Kwohum Cie<k. nlno a date, on hi.- pr<>p.i-ty. —We recom-

mend tliat three or I'ruu- cans of fiv be for waided. Mr W. )'. Cotter [lL'iwa Flat) r.f.ked if rules .".? to netting held god'iro'i. —We rcfonimtnd tin-- council to allow no nt'ti.ins this in Lake Ilawoa, Mr R. ?.. Middlemi:-:- (Waikaka) asked if licenses :iro issued for uiie s'ream only, and prlvisinir that uVn are in good ord<T this rear.—To lio infoinicd that no single-. vie..':- liceus"« arc issued hy the. t;ocieiy. The secretary of the Wyndham Amders' Assoi.ialion wrote advising that tho work of clearing the 'iver burd-as- was finished ; also re i lri:o 1') of the Art. — We. womuiviid th'T he he informed that the limit as to w i-jht of fish does not a] ply to thin society. Mr W. Allison. sCf.r<-(mv rif iho Maiaura Angling Club, applied'for 7,000 yearling:, and" 40,000 fry for tile MimiiVu ami Wairnikiki Rivers. and 4.000 yrariin:.s and 20,000 fry for the Oiaraia River.- We roeon'im-end that reply b* .-en! statin:: that ill* society are short of ycarliinrs this y--ur, a n<J cannot pre tiefull number asked for, but wiil do the b"ct tli"y can with fry.—The- report- mms adopted.

1' was <iceided. <>n tiie mo! ion of Mr ('. A. Wih'-,:-!. to ier|.."-t. the riunedin City Council t<-> put on two men for two days to cijt v.'iiiowii and overhancincr branches on the Water of l.o'th. from Georsro etreet bridge dowiiM :u\'!s. Cii the n'oti'sn of Mr Butterworth. it was resolved that licenses be issued to bona fide lvui-'lsnts in Cake Tlawea district, for use in the lake onlv at 5s each.

The. Finance Commitive ie];orfe<[ ihat there was ?• credit e.alaneo at. the bank of £lh3 19,: 10,1.—Adonted.

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ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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