Piscatorial Reminiscences and Gleanings: To which is Added A Catalogue of Books on Angling

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William Pickering, 1835 - 255 pages

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Page 8 - ... and put it under a sitting fowl. At the expiration of a certain number of days, they break the shell in water warmed by the sun. The young fry are presently hatched, and are kept in pure fresh water till they are large enough to be thrown into a pond with the old fish.
Page 192 - Some were swimming about at the full extent of their strings, or lying half in and half out of the water, others were rolling themselves in the sun on the sandy bank, uttering a shrill whistling noise as if in play. I was told that most of the fishermen in this neighbourhood kept one or more of these animals, who were almost as tame as dogs, and of great use in fishing, sometimes driving the shoals into the nets, sometimes bringing out the larger fish with their teeth.
Page 19 - No life, my honest scholar, no life so happy and so pleasant as the life of a well-governed angler; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness as these silent silver streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us.
Page 264 - The art of angling. Wherein are discovered many rare secrets, very necessary to be known by all that delight in that recreation.
Page 20 - Fishing is a kind of hunting by water, be it with nets, weeles, baites, angling, or otherwise, and yields all out as much pleasure to some men as dogs or hawkes. When they draw the fish upon the banke, saith Nic.
Page 44 - Some years since a herdsman, on a very sultry day in July, while looking for a missing sheep, observed an Eagle posted on a bank that overhung a pool. Presently the bird stooped and seized a salmon, and a violent struggle ensued : when the...

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