The Complete Fisherman by Walter Matthew GallichanThe Complete Fisherman by Walter Matthew Gallichan

The Complete Fisherman

byWalter Matthew Gallichan

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... I.--Game Fish SALMON AND SEA TROUT A Favourite of the gods is the lucky owner of a length of a salmon and sea trout river. Fortunate in a lesser degree is the angler who, by favour, or through purchase of the privilege, is enabled to cast his flies upon preserved waters wherein these noble fish do swim. Salmon fishing is a luxury, and therefore often beyond the enjoyment of the honest angler with a small share of the world's wealth. Yet, even to-day, when famous salmon rivers are worth many sovereigns a yard, there are still fairly good lengths open to the impecunious, which may be proved by a diligent inspection of those useful annuals, The Fisherman's Diary and Companion, and The Sportsman's Guide to the Forests and Rivers of Scotland. The salmon is the chief of the great clan Salmonidce. He "is accounted the king of freshwater fish," in the words of Izaak Walton, while all readers of angling literature know him as "the monarch of the river," "the lordly salmon," "the silvery salmon," etc. Much as I admire the salmon, I am bound to say that he is not so wise as the brown trout, less venturesome than his companion the salmon-trout, and more sulky than other members of his family. He is a hot-tempered, pugnacious fish, a restless explorer of the river, a brave fighter on the hook, and a very delightful object at all times, whether leaping a fall or drawing his last gasp at the feet of his triumphant captor. Once a year Salmo Salar comes into fresh water for the purpose of pairing and breeding. He is replete with high living when he leaves the sea, and during his sojourn in the stream, he fares upon--what? That is the question which naturalists and fishermen have been trying to thresh out for generations. The late C. J. Cornish had one theory, someone else...
Title:The Complete FishermanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217580424

ISBN - 13:9780217580427