Book: Trout Fishing in the Catskills, by Ed Van Put, Introduction by John Merwin. Pristine Condition, new $60. 438 pages. "Ed Van Put begins this important new book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes and abundance, and then discusses their demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. He details attempts to restore the depleted fishery by restocking streams with hatchery-bred trout, the California and brown trout from Europe and their impact upon Catskill fishing.".
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