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That’s what you caught when you hooked, fought and landed the big gamester you brought home from Maine. And you needn’t worry about whether there’ll ever be another fish like him—you should see his husky sons. We’re raising them by the mil­lions. Maine’s fish hatcheries, directed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, re­leased in Maine waters last year over seven million vigorous fish, brook trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout, togue.

When unprotected under natural conditions, the survival rate of fish is scarcely twelve per cent, but in Maine’s hatcheries the fish specialists bring through from eighty-five to ninety-five per cent of each batch. The tiny fish fry are then reared through the fingerling and yearling stage, and among those released are hundreds of thousands that are two years old, ten to fourteen inches long.

So come to Maine and go to it, fisherman, where the big game ones are striking, come to Maine for the thrill of fresh water fishing at its finest—plenty of fish, now, and the fu­ture will be just alive with them. Send the coupon for your Fishing Guide.

Foreground: Female landlocked salmon ready to be stripped of eggs. Background: Men stripping eggs from female fish at Maine's Raymond Hatchery.

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