This antiquarian text contains a detailed discourse of fish and fishing, with information on catching carp, bream, salmon, dace, and many other common fish. Complete with a wealth of useful, practical information, interesting and informative anecdotes, and a plethora of detailed illustrations, this volume will be of significant utility to the modern angler, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Conference Betwixt an Angler, a Falconer, and a Hunter, Each Commending his Recreation'; 'On the Otter and the Chub'; 'How to Fish for, and to Dress, The Chavender or Chub'; 'On the Nature and Breeding of the Trout, and How to Fish for Him'; 'On the Trout', et cetera. We are republishing this volume now complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.
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This early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject of Angling with much of the information still useful and practical today. It is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all anglers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Product Description:
First published in 1653, Izaak Walton's "discourse on fishing" is a mixture of practical tips, fishy tales, poetry, anecdotes, myths and folklore. It takes the form of a one-sided dialogue with the author, a fisherman, instructing a young companion on the mysteries of angling.
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