Letters to a salmon fishers sons

26.10.2021 19:13


‘Blue-books have proved - as we all thought- by scientific evidence that the stomachs of salmon during their stay in fresh water undergo some change whereby they are not in a condition to digest food. After a decent interval other ‘scientific gents’ have then proved equally clearly that the first scientific gents, were all wrong, and have proved that the condition seen in the earlier examinations was due to the very fact that the stomach of the salmon had the power of digestion and had digested itself after its owner’s death. ‘


This passage is from the book ‘Letters to a salmon fishers sons’ by A. H. Chaytor. Somehow the game is the same. The book is good reading for a salmon fisher, although it is from 1910. Why not when winter is on and ice lays over our waters.