The Compleat Angler, Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

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Coachwhip Publications, Apr 1, 2005 - Nature - 208 pages
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Walton's popular classic treatise on fishing goes far beyond techniques, as it embraces a life that values serenity and appreciation for creation. Some of the natural history lore is antiquated, but keen intelligence and good humor express themselves in a readable and enjoyable manner.
 

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Contents

Dedication
7
A Conference Betwixt an Angler a Hunter and a Falconer Each Commending His Recreation
9
Observations of the Otter and Chub
35
How to Fish For and to Dress the Chavender or Chub
41
Observations of the Nature and Breeding of the Trout and How to Fish for Him And the MilkMaids Song
45
More Directions How to Fish for and How to Make for the Trout an Artificial Minnow and Flies With Some Merriment
54
Observations of the Umber or Grayling and Directions How to Fish for Them
82
Observations of the Salmon With Directions How to Fish for Him
84
Of Roach and Dace and How to Fish for Them And of Cadis
131
Of the Minnow or Penk of the Loach and of the BullHead or MillersThumb
138
Of Several Rivers and Some Observations of Fish
141
Of FishPonds and How to Order Them
144
Directions for Making of a Line and for the Colouring of Both Rod and Line
147
Chapter I
157
Chapter II
163
Chapter III
169

Observations of the Luce or Pike With Directions How to Fish for Him
89
Observations of the Carp With Directions How to Fish for Him
97
Observations of the Bream and Directions to Catch Him
103
Observations of the Tench and Advice How to Angle for Him
108
Observations of the Pearch and Directions How to Fish for Him
110
Observations of the Eel and Other Fish that Want Scales and How to Fish for Them
114
Observations of the Barbel and Directions How to Fish for Him
119
Observations of the Gudgeon the Ruffe and the Bleak and How to Fish for Them
122
Is of Nothing Or That Which is Nothing Worth
124
Chapter IV
172
Chapter VI
178
Chapter VII
183
Chapter VIII
192
Chapter IX
197
Chapter X
198
Chapter XI
200
Chapter XII
205
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