Angling, or How to Angle and Where to Go

Angling, or How to Angle and Where to Go

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...trout, and pike, their chief source of amusement; the one class principally confined to the metropolis and its extensive suburbs, and the other located on the banks of the various rivers and estuaries at the more distant parts of the kingdom. These two orders of rod-fishers are very distinct and well defined. They have little or nothing in common, save the rod and line, and the enthusiastic ardour for their respective branches of amusement and recreation. The London anglers are a very numerous body; much more so than most people would imagine. It is only necessary to go to some of the usual places of fishing resort near the city on holiday times, and witness the numerous groups of piscatorians huddled together on perhaps a few acres of ground, young and old, rich and poor, enjoying their pursuits with real gusto, to be convinced of the very general predilection of the mass of the people for rod-fishing. We have not the slightest doubt but that if the entire number of metropolitan anglers were mustered--those, we mean, whose chief or only aim is to excel in bottom-fishing--they would amount to full as many as all the other English anglers in the mere rural districts put together. Indeed, few people have any just conception of the prevalence of angling habits and ideas in London, unless some degree of attention has been paid to the subject. The range of waters to which the London anglers are chiefly confined, and which suit their ideas and modes of fishing, is but very limited, though, on the whole, abounding with sport, and a great variety of fish. The Thames, and its tributaries, with the various canals and docks, form the staple resources of this numerous and enthusiastic class of piscatorians. We shall proceed to enumerate the various...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506871
  • 9781236506870