Original Articles

THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF FRESHWATER FISH IN SOUTH AFRICA

DOI: 10.1080/03759873.1941.9631097
Author(s): D. HEY,

Abstract

Great as are the benefits to be hoped for in public works, those to be derived from the application of a rational water culture to private grounds are probably in the aggregate far greater. The making of a pond on the home farm is good work for the slack season, and once properly constructed, it is permanent and will, with a minimum of attention, yield returns out of all proportion to its cost. It will yield fresh fish for the table. It will yield healthful sports for the boys and girls who should be kept at home. It will yield beauty; the beauty of a mirroring surface, reflecting trees and hills and passing cloud; the beauty of the aquatics planted on the shoreline, the beauty of the water animals, of flashing dragon flies, and gyrating beetles and leaping fishes. It will add to the joy of living—J. G. Needham.

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