Art of Angling

Art of Angling

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...March, April and May, in warm cloudy weather; and particularly if the wind disturbs the surface of the water. Well-scoured worms and maggots, and wasp-grubs, are the best baits; when angling for it continue throwing in a few worms, or maggots, whichever you may use, to keep them together: indeed, Tench and Carp partake very much the nature of each other; their haunts are precisely the same; they may be angled for with similar baits, and after the same manner. BREAM. The Bream chiefly inhabits the larger kind of lakes and still rivers; in shape it is very broad, or deep, and sometimes exceeds two feet in length; its colour is olive, with a pale or flesh-coloured tinge on the under parts; scales rather large, and tail deeply forked. Its flesh is but little esteemed for the table, being considered as coarse and insipid. It bears great resemblance to the Carp. The Bream spawns in June and July, and breeds abundantly; is best in season in May, though some think it best in September; in rivers they swim in shoals, and are principally to be found in gentle gliding streams that have sand or clay on the bottom; in ponds, if deep and wide, they prefer the middle. The best time to angle for Bream, is from sun-rise in the morning till eight or nine o'clock, and from five in the evening till dark; and the best seasons are just before it spawns, and from the end of July to the end of September. The baits are well-scoured red worms, brandlings, maggots, wasp-grubs, and flag or seg worms, which are to be found at the roots of rushes or segs near the waterside; also, grasshoppers, cabbage-grubs and codbaits; experience will teach you that red worms are the best. Use the same tackle as described for Carp, and the bait to lie on or very near the bottom;...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623827
  • 9781236623829