The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
Since our last meeting the purchase of these grounds, comprising about forty-three acres, has been completed. The place is eminently suited for the stud farm for the various species of salmonidœ we propose constructing there. It is about two miles this side of Clinton, on Marshall's Creek—a small tributary of the Waiwera. At the height of the dry season there was a beautiful run of water in the stream—more than sufficient to keep sweet a large system of ponds.
We have erected a neat five-roomed cottage on the place, immediately overlooking the site for the ponds, and have installed Ranger Burt as Manager there. He is now busily engaged cutting a race from the creek. This race when complete will be about twenty chains long, and will feed a succession of parallel ponds—five or six, or more—each about 100ft long by 8ft or 10ft wide, and running from 2ft to 5ft deep. In these ponds, when completed, we propose keeping separately our breeding stock of salmon, Loch Leven trout, fontinalis, burn trout, etc.