REGARDING S Cain's letter ("Dismayed by fishing tale", Lakes Mail, July 5) salmon are not an endangered species. In fact, the lake is over-run with them at the moment.
Taking the odd few and burleying them or burying them in the garden will hardly put a dent in their numbers.
The majority of people just throw them back, and as for those who take a few to do with what they wish, so what?
Burleying is sustaining other species in the water, and wouldn't you prefer to use an organic fertiliser in your garden, rather than health- and environment-damaging chemicals?
As long as people respect the bag limits for each species, I really don't see your point.
On a side note, yes, they are fairly ordinary to eat. But they taste pretty good when turned into salmon patties, or mornay.
Go catch one and give it a try.
If you don't like it you could always burley it or bury it.
- Kristina Watson, Buttaba