The Fifth Edition of the Jolly Angler; Or Water Side Companion [By J. March].

The Fifth Edition of the Jolly Angler; Or Water Side Companion [By J. March].

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...be unconscious of any noise that can be made while you are in that position. Cuvier, in his recent work on Ichthyology, in some measure supports my view of the case; he says, "the exterior organs of the senses are not calcuted to convey to it any powerful impressions." Some ancient writers state the Romans to have made such progress in the instruction of fish as to cause them to answer to their names, and come at the call of a bell. I much doubt the power of any modern bell to perform such wonders. Cuvier says, "fish have no lungs; can make no noise; but, living in the realms of silence, hearing would be of little use; consequently their ear is reduced to its simplest form, enclosed in the bony walls of the head, deprived of external auricle and internal cochlea, which must prevent them from being aware of any variety of sound." The same, in some measure, by smell; water may be impregnated with it, but it does not readily conduct it; for instance, a dead dog floating along putrid when, how offensive; take a stick and hold him but one inch under water, and there the nuisance ends, as far as the olfactory nerves are concerned. The principle upon which I should recommend you to act is, to have your baits fresh and clean, and to keep yourself as much out of the sight of your prey as possible; observe, they are delicately sensible of any concussion of the bank, or other motion, therefore avoid moving about when you are angling. GROUND BAITS. No. 1.--Greaves, Bran, and Worms cut in pieces, mixed up with Clay into large balls; this answers well for Barbel, when ledger fishing, or with a float. No, 2.--A quartern stale loaf, without the crust, soaked through in a pail of water, then squeezed between your hands to get the water out, ...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
  • 1236510887
  • 9781236510884