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THE

PARR AND SALMON

CONTROVERSY.

THE PARR & SALMON

CONTROVERSY,

WITH

AUTHENTIC REPORTS OF THE LEGAL JUDGMENTS AND

JUDGES' NOTES IN THE VARIOUS LAW SUITS ON

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HENRY FLOWERDEW,
Author of the Dundee Law Chronicle," and also of

The Law Test."

BOD

“ The world the river is; both you and I,
And all mankind, are either fish or fry.
If we pretend to reason, first or last,
His baits will tempt us, and his hooks hold fast.
Pleasure or profit, either prose or rhyme,
If not at first, will doubtless take in time."

Isaac Walton's Book.

MINA

EDINBURGH :

T. & T. CLARK, LAW BOOKSELLERS, 38 GEORGE STREET.
WM. PATERSON, BOOKSELLER, 74 PRINCES STREET.

1871.

189. g. 109.

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Parr and Salmon

Controversy

THE subject of this work mainly relates to legal questions raised as to whether anglers are entitled to fish for and take what are called parr, without contravening the laws appertaining to salmon fishing. There is also involved the deeper question, whether parr, under the character of salmon fry, is entitled to a higher position than salmon—to be protected at all seasons and against all persons. The discussion will likewise embrace some practical points bearing on the out-door amusements and healthful recreation of the humbler classes of the community, as well as the general features of the piscatory art.

Probably the reader may discover, after finishing the perusal of the work, that it comprehends topics which highly concern, not merely anglers, but the public at large. Moreover, to an intelligent mind the proceedings of a Court of Justice are always worth a scrutiny, as they present, in an authentic form, the dealings in a country betwixt man and man, attest and explain laws and customs, and show how the

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