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JCarmarthen Bankruptcy Court.

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Carmarthen Fishery Board.


Carmarthen Fishery Board. QUARTEItLY MEETING AT CARMARTHEN. I The usual quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen Bay Fishery Board was held at Ih" Shire Hall, Carmarthen, on Wednesday. Mr Herbert Peel presided. There were also present —Mr James John, Carmarthen Mr St. Vincent Peel, Danyrallt; Colonel Crow Richardson, Glanbrydsn Park Colonel Gwynne Hughes, Glancothi Professor D E Jones, Carmarthen Mr J L Thomas, Caeglas Mr B A Lewis, Mrrfa House Mr II J Davies, Bremer,da Mr D Parcell n,cs, Carmarthen; Mr C E Morris, Penbryn Captain Davies, Rhydowen- frich Mr Daiid Lewis. Carmarthen together with the deputy-clerk (Mr W W Prosser) and the Supeiintenelent of Water Bailiffs (Mr D T Lloyd). AN EXPLANATION. Mr David Lewis remarked, at the opening of the meeting, that the reason why Mr St Vincent Peel had not received notice of the fact that he was to be appointed chairman was that the original intention was to elect Sir James Ilills-Jobiies. That arrangement, however, had been upset by th fact that Sir James had deelinei the chair. SEA FISHERIES. I A letter was rend from the Board of Trade giving notice of a meeting of the authorities to confcr with regard to the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act. Mr James John asked if the deep-sea fishers took any salmon outside the mouth of the Towy. The Superintendent said that he had not seen them take any fish but he believed such was the case. The Chairman said it was the duty of the bailiffs to find out any infraction of the law. The Superintendent said that the trawlers were often out for a week t.nd the bailiffs were unable to do anvthing in the matter. Col. Richardson said he would be in town on the day of the Conference.—He was appointed a delegate. THE HEAD WATER-BAILIFF'S REPORT. The report of the Superintendent stated that 16 prosecutions had taken place during the quarter, all of which had been successful. The condition of the river had been favourable for spawning and a good many old celts had returned. Salmon fishing had been very pdor but the trout fishing had been very good. THE BOUNDARY LINE. Mr David Lewis asked where the Superintendent had placed the posts to mark the diversion betwetn the seine-nets end the coracle-nets. The Superintendent said that he had placed it within a few yards of where the old signal post used to h. He had had the assistance of the railway officials to identify the spot where the post was by the 241 j mile mark. Mr David Lewis said that the boundary had been defined by Mr Berrington as being halfway between Halfway Rock and Pilglâi Mr James John said that the Superintendent hnd placed the posts where he was required to do so by the bye-lav.s. Mr C. E. Morris suggested that a small committfc should go down to view the spot to make sure that the instructions of the Board had been carried out. That would be much more satisfactory. Col. Gwynne-Hughes seconded the motion. The matter was finally referred to the following committee :—Col. Gwynne-Hughes. Mr St. Vincent Peel, Mr David Lewis, Mr D E Stephens, and Mr E A Rogers. The Clerk read a report from which it appeared that individual members of the Board had raised a sum of ZCIG 5s 6d for the benefit of the widow of the late Bailiff Richards. Col. Gwynne-Hughes proposed that the amount should be forwarded to the widow, with a letter ex- plaining that it it was an acknowledgement of her husband's fidelity to the Board. Mr St. Vincent Peel seconded the motion which was carried ncm con. THE RAVAGES OF PIKE. PROPOSED STOCKING OF THE RIVER. Mr St. Vincent Peel drew attention to the fact that pike had net been netted in the river in 1894, with the result that there had been a decrease of fhh in 1895. The trout fishermen's interest should be studied by the Board seeing that two-thirds of their Revenue were derived from that source. He thought that steps ought to be taken to destroy the pike which abounded in the pooli. He thought also some steps ought to be taken to stock the river with tjout. < The Chairman said he did not think they had power to do that. j Mr St. Vincent Peel said that the Ribble Board had gone in for the cultivation of trout. Ova, on the point of hatching could be procured for 7s 6d per 1,000-if bought in quantities of not less than 15.000. Another way of stocking the river was to buv three-months-old trout at 25s per 1,000 these latter would be from an inch to an inch-and-a-haif long. Mr C. E. Morris said that if tl c-y went in for cultivating trout, they might as well go in for cultivating salmon. Salmon was the more important from a commercial point of view. Col. Gwynne Hughes said that a scheme ought to be drawn up for the consideration of the next meeting. Mr St. Vincent Peel promised to bring forward a scheme at the next meeting. MR JAMES JOHN AND THE ANGLERS. Mr James John drew attention to the fact that although the anglers provided the greater part of the Board, that it was now impossible for anyone to take 3Ã- lbs of trout in a day. The Superintendent said that the Mayor of Car- marthen had told him that he had taken 10 1 lbs the other day. 2 Mr J L Thomas I am draid that is a fisherman's story (laughter). Mr James John said that it also a disgrace to see very small fish taken. He had seen 60 or 70 little trout in a basket—not one of which was much over an inch in length. He did not know how anyone worthy of the name of sportsmen could take such things. Col. Gwynr.e Hughes said it was very inconvenient that the Teify opened before the Towy, so that it was hard to prevent poaching in the latter river. The Chairman said he was afraid tluy could do nothing in tne matter. This closed the proceedings.

Mysterious Affair at Ammanford.

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