1909: Heavy Fine for Dynamiting a Salmon River

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John William Jones and Robert Pierce, Beddgelert, the latter in service with Jones’s mother, at Portmadoc admitted using dynamite to destroy fish in the Glaslyn, the chief salmon river of Snowdonia. A water bailliff, who was in hiding for several hours, caught them dynamiting a pool in which two salmon had been seen. The salmon, however, escaped before the explosion. Jones was fined £7 10s with 32 6d costs, and Pierce 10s 6d witthout costs.

Published by Western Times, 13 September 1909