Our mess fisherman is very successful

TCD MS 10515 folio 130 recto

TCD MS 10515 folio 130 recto

The work with great success; they also convert tins into traps on the same principle as lobster-pots; these they bait with “ala”, and the small fish which enter are unable to find the exit again. Our mess fisherman is very successful with net and line. One day he brought in an excellent “Euphrates Salmon”. It seems of the Carp tribe. It was the largest I had seen. In length it measured 42 inches, in girth 23 inches. Our scales, battered and unreliable from the rough usage of active service, weighed it at 32lbs.

Sunday July 9th 1916 Nasiriyah
During the past few days the weather has undergone an agreeable change. That sensation of intense oppression in the air has disappointed; the