PAR, or Salmonlet, or Samlet. A fish, called, on the river Wye, a skirling; in Yorkshire, a brandling ; in Northumberland, a rack-rider; and in other parts of England, a fingerling, from the resemblance of its spotted streaks to the human finger. Par, or samlet, is the name given it in Scotland, where it is best known. It has been supposed to be generated by the blended spawn of the trout and salmon, an opinion which receives great probability from the circumstance of their frequenting the same haunts with salmon and sea-trout, and their being forked in the tail like the former. They are taken mostly in the same way. See Samlet, or Skegger Trout.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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