Angling In The Kumaun Lakes; With A Map Of The Kumaun Lake Country

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byW. Walker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...but you will hook a fish now and again from under the bushes; and if you keep your weather-eye on the still clear water ahead of your boat, you will see small groups of mahsir basking, near the surface on the line between the sunshine and the shadow of the bank. It will afford you a fair test of your skill in lake-fishing if you can make a cast so as to lure one of those early risers to quit his companions and take your fly. You will rarely find any breeze on Sath-tal till about 10 A. M., and then it will be partial and only in cap-fuls. If you care for ground-bait fishing, I have heard of good sport being had off the embankment. I am also aware of an 18-lb. fish having been taken on a deeply trolled spoon bait. But you may take my word for it, that in using the fly, you will not only have far more genuine sport than from any other form of angling, but you will, in the end, over a number of days secure a far greater weight of fish. Sath-tal. 103 Night-fishing in warm weather, I have been told, is a very remunerative sport. Of one thing I am sure--it ought to be full of surprises and of embarrassing situations, were it not that mahsir wheu hooked at Dight are fools, and give up all the advautages of home defence out of pure curiosity to find out what sort of insect is leading them by the nose into deep water. For night-fishing, I would recommend the yellow spider or any large lightish colored fly in your book; failing those, a tag of a bathing towel will probably answer the purpose! The public are indebted to Sir Henry Ramsay for the mahsir fishing in the Kumaun lakes. On account of the steep falls at or below the outlets of all the lakes, except Malwa-tal, no mahsir could possibly have got unaided into them. Into Malwa-tal it is possible that fish could get...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...but you will hook a fish now and again from under the bushes; and if you keep your weather-eye on the still clear water ahead of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217778410

ISBN - 13:9780217778411

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