Punch,  48 (1865), 149.

Song for the Thames Salmon Preserving Society



Song, Drollery


Hunting, Nutrition, Pollution, Sanitation, Hunting

    Begins by toasting the possibility of bigger trout and salmon in the Thames 'next grass' and the need for clean water to keep them 'spawning'. The song then toasts the 'ladders by which the fish scale' and stresses that 'it costs but clean water to feed them'. Concludes by urging the exclusion of poachers and 'poisonous matter' from the river, for the purpose of producing 'finer or fatter' fish.

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