Sea fishing

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn Bickerdyke

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI SURFACE-FEEDING SEA FISH We have now fished many waters in many ways; journeyed round the coasts of Great Britain--fly fishing here, paternostering there, casting out our spinning or other tackle from land or pierhead; now and again, when the sea was not too lumpy, trusting ourselves in small craft; and, going further afield in yachts or large fishing boats, have sought such sport as the deeper water affords. We have even set lobster, crab, and prawn pots, and hunted among the rocks with iron hooks for fierce congers. During that voyage home from India there was ocean fishing in tropical seas for the giant fish of the mackerel species; and, in addition, we carefully examined into the several advantages of various baits which may or may not be obtainable, as the case may be. With such experience we should have acquired a good general knowledge of sea fishing; but there still remains much to be learnt concerning the habits, peculiarities, and certain not-hitherto-noticed special means of capturing, the more sporting sea fish. First, for they deserve the place of honour, come those fish which commonly or frequently swim or feed near the surface, and are to be caught with fly or whiffing tackle. The most important of these undoubtedly is-- The Bass, the labrax of Aristotle, and lupus of Pliny. This most admirable fish is nothing more nor less than a large marine perch which, when it enters estuaries for spawning purposes at the end of summer, sometimes proceeds up rivers into fresh water. Indeed, it is said that the Romans not only kept bass in captivity, but also bred them in aquaria filled with spring water. Mr. Arnold, of Guernsey, repeated this experiment--omitting the breeding part of it--not only with success, but went so far as to say that the fles...

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI SURFACE-FEEDING SEA FISH We have now fished many waters in many ways; journeyed round the coasts of Great Britain--fly fis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920780

ISBN - 13:9780217920780

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