Sea-fish; An Account Of The Methods Of Angling As Practised On The English Coast, With Notes On The Capture Of The More Sporting Fishes In Continental by Frederick George Aflalo

Sea-fish; An Account Of The Methods Of Angling As Practised On The English Coast, With Notes On The…

byFrederick George Aflalo

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. Introductory.--On "Marks." When I proposed last winter, as a direct outcome of a suggestion made by "Red Spinner" to the British Sea Anglers, the compilation of a sea-fishing guide with the joint aid of a number of amateurs, the "Anglers' Library" was not even contemplated, and I little thought how soon I should be allowed an opportunity of putting my proposal to the test. The assistance I have received, both from Mr. R. B. Marston (Fishing Gazette) and Mr. W. Senior (Field) in reaching the different gentlemen in possession of the requisite information, and subsequently frorn the latter themselves, has been most encouraging; and I think and hope that the joint result of their contributions, in which my own share is very trifling, will be most valuable to the amateur who wishes to try a new resort, or revisit an old after a lapse of years, in the course of which maybe new piers have sprung into existence, old harbours silted up, old "marks" vanished, old grounds got fished out. These and many other contingencies are ever at hand to render the very latest information essential. - "Marks" are, as has been already explained, the means Of rediscovering certain submerged patches of rock or sand, themselves invisible, which are known to harbour fish; and consist in four objects ashore, selected on certain principles easy to grasp, through which pass two imaginary lines, if possible at an angle of 90°, to the eye of the observer seated in a boat moored exactly over the right spot. The aforementioned principles, on which all "marks" should be chosen, are four in number: they should be conspicuous from the fishing-ground; they should be of a permanent nature, buildings being less suitable than more natural "marks," such as headlands, old trees and the like;...

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Title:Sea-fish; An Account Of The Methods Of Angling As Practised On The English Coast, With Notes On The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217866409

ISBN - 13:9780217866408

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