The Angler's Complete Guide To The Rivers And Lakes Of England [and Wales].

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byRobert Blakey

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ... are to be found. Minnow-fishing has, of late years, been very successfully followed in the Wansbeck. Some beautiful fish are caught every season with this bait by C. Shaftoe, Esq., an enthusiastic and 0-10: expert angler, who uses it only with a single hook. There are a few salmon in the Wansbeck; but the bed of the river, being almost entirelycomposed-of freestone, is not adapted for the propagation of this fish. The scenery by the river side from Morpeth to Bothal Castle is the most picturesque in the north of England. There are two woods skirting the sides of the stream for three or four miles. They are composed mostly of oak timber of natural growth, and are both about the same breadth, occupying the rugged and rocky banks to the extent of one hundred and fifty or two hundred yards. These woods are almost inaccessible, arising from the steep and precipitous nature of the ground, which towers above tbe bed of the river in some parts fully two hundred feet. Both banks are one continued body of freestone, which, almost every winter, crumbles down in detached fragments into the stream beneath, leaving abrupt prominences of rock, whose edges are covered with the elm and mountain-ash; affording a secure habitation for the raven, the owl, and other birds of prey, which retire from the intrusion of man. A visit to these woods on a fine morning in April or May, when the air is filled with the notes of thousands of rival songsters, is one of the most delightful pleasures which a mind imbued with a love of external nature can feel. The melancholy cooing of the wild pigeon, the murmurings of the stream breaking over some rugged part of its bed, and the shrill shriek of the jay, fall at once upon the ear, and fill the mind with a sort of tender and solitary cheerfu...

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ... are to be found. Minnow-fishing has, of late years, been very successfully followed in the Wansbeck. Some beautiful fish are ca...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217619223

ISBN - 13:9780217619226

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