The story of a small trout fishery

Worthington, E Barton and Stockton-Worthington, Harriett (1993) The story of a small trout fishery. Freshwater Forum, 3(1), pp. 8-19.

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This article relates the experience of creating and developing a fishery in southern England. The fishery was made from a small stream which dries up from time to time, and marks the boundary between a Sussex farm and a large coniferous forest. The preparation of the site and creation of the impoundment are described, and early experiences outlined. The fishery was expanded in later years, as a result of its popularity, and records of its use by anglers are illustrated. The performance of the fishery is measured in terms of "good fish" (more than 675 g) taken, and their number has increased from 81 in 1984 to 226 in 1991. The aquatic plants, invertebrates, and birds of the fishery are discussed, as are the natural predators of the fish.

Item Type: Article
Title: The story of a small trout fishery
Personal Creator/Author:
Worthington, E Barton
Stockton-Worthington, Harriett
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 8-19
Date: 1993
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address:
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish catch statistics; Fisheries; Fishery management; Freshwater fish; Impoundments; Introduced species; England; Oncorhynchus mykiss; Salmo trutta
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 4538
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 17:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:17

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