The Compleat Angler, by Izaac Walton

Table of Contents

Preface by Richard Le Gallienne.

Dedication

To the Reader

Directions to the Reader

Chap.

  1. a vindication or commendation of the Art of Angling.
  2. some observations of the nature of the Otter, and also some observations of the Chub or Cheven, with directions how and with what baits to fish for him.
  3. some observations of Trouts, both of their nature, their kinds, and their breeding.
  4. some direction concerning baits for the Trout, with advise how to make the Fly, and keep the live baits.
  5. some direction how to fish for the Trout by night; and a question, Whether fish bear? and lastly, some direction how to fish for the Umber or Greyling.
  6. some observations concerning the Salmon, with direction how to fish for him.
  7. several observations concerning the Luce or Pike, with some directions how and with what baits to fish for him.
  8. several observations of the nature and breeding of Carps, with some observations how to angle for them.
  9. some observations concerning the Bream, the Tench, and Pearch, with some directions with what baits to fish for them.
  10. several observations of the nature and breeding of Eeles, with advice how to fish for them.
  11. some observations of the nature and breeding of Barbels, with some advice how, and with what baits to fish for them; as also for the Gudgion and Bleak.
  12. general directions how and with what baits to fish for the Russe or Pope, the Roch, the Dace, and other small fish, with directions how to keep Ant-flies and Gentles in winter, with some other observations not unfit to be known of Anglers.
  13. observations for the colouring of your Rod and Hair.

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