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Old 03-16-2001, 06:55 AM
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loss of strains

Good point about the loss of strains, in Ireland we are losing our large spring salmon to the nets, we are now left with few springers and most of them are grilse size (ie few double figure fish)...

There is no hope of the record being broken and specimens are very rare (record=57lbs 1874, specimen=20lbs only two last year)...

The big fish genes have been effectively robbed from the population by thoughtless anglers and short sighted commercial management.

<ho hum>

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