A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line

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W. Satchell and Company, 1884 - Fishing - 52 pages
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Page iii - Buzards, Rattes, Mice and all other kindes of vermine and beasts whatsoever, most profitable for all Warriners, and such as delight in this kinde of sport and pastime. Made by LM [Woodcut of fisher and fowler.] London.
Page xi - M[ascall]. [Woodcut of fisher and fowler.] London, Printed by John Wolfe, and are to be solde by Edwarde White dwelling at the little North doore of Paules at the Signe of the Gunne. 1590.
Page iii - A BOOKE OF FISHING WITH HOOKE AND LINE, and of all other instruments thereunto belonging. Another of Sundrie Engines and Trappes to take...
Page 5 - M," (usually taken to be Leonard Mascall), and printed by John Wolfe in 1590, the writer, speaking of the carp, says : " The first bringer of them into England (as I have beene credibly enformed) was maister Mascoll, of Plumsted, in Sussex, who also brought first the planting of the pippin in England.
Page ix - ... feet. The following extract shows the author's sportsmanlike abhorrence of all poaching methods : — It is a good thing to haue plentie of fresh water fish, in riuers and pooles, and standing waters : and a great pleasure for man sometimes to take with his angle a dish of fish in those waters whereas fish is plentie and well preserued, not to vse any other engins, but with the hooke : and by such meanes as the lawes of this realme doth permit and allow, not to vse fire, handguns, crossebowes,...
Page 11 - Frogge alive, or a fresh Hearing, and put through your armed wyre with your hooke on the end, and let your hooke rest in the mouth of your bayte, and out at the tayle thereof ; and then put your line thereto, and drawe it up and downe the water or poole, and if he see it, hee will take it in haste, let him go with it awhile, and then strike and holde, and soe tyre him in the water.
Page 23 - There is another kinde of hooke, calde a proching hooke, which is made without a barke, this kinde of manner of hookes are to be put in a hole in the banke, or betwixt two hordes at a bridge or water, or betwixt two stones where they lie open, for there commonly lieth the great Yeles.
Page 32 - ... all such kinde of fish as may there be preserued or bred, aswell of straying as others. There is a kinde of fish in Holand, in the fennes beside Peterborrow, which they call a poult, they be like in making and greatnesse to the Whiting, but of the cullour of the Loch : they come foorth of the fenne brookes, into the riuers nigh there about, as in Wansworth riuer there are many of them. They stirre not all the sommer, but in winter when it is most coldest weather. There they are taken at Milles...
Page 5 - I have beene credibly enformed) was maister Mascoll of Plumsted in Sussex, who also brought first the planting of the Pippin in England." It is possible that Mascall, writing, as he was in this case, anonymously, was here attempting to attach either to himself or to one of his family the credit of the importation...
Page 49 - ... as shee may flie away withall : and at the other end of the threed, tie a shoe buckle, and lay the flesh on a post, and let the threede hang downe, and when she flies away with it, the threede with the buckle will wrappe round her, and then she will fall, so ye may take them (A Booke of Fishing, reprint, p.

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