The Trout Are Rising In England And South Africa; A Book For Slippered Ease

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byB. Bennion

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... XVII TROUT FISHING IN SOUTH AFRICA HAPPILY, trout fishing is not confined to the United Kingdom. It is to be had in America, Australasia, Africa, India and Ceylon, to say nothing of the various countries of Europe. In New Zealand, trout acclimatization began in 1868; in South Africa (in the Cape and Natal) in the early eighties. In neither Dominion nor Union were trout indigenous, but they have done well in both countries. Colonial Governors under the British flag have at all times shown their sympathy with trout acclimatization. The Briton is a sportsman wherever he goes, and it has been recognized that trout fishing not only adds to a country's sporting attractiveness but is an economic asset of some importance. In South Africa, generally speaking, brown trout, Loch Levens, and rainbows all flourish. Cape Province possesses many trout rivers, and here the fly-fisherman can be thoroughly at home. The Hex River, with its picturesque scenery, is one of the finest trout streams and one of the most popular. The late Mr. Lachlan Maclean was apparently the first active mover in trout acclimatization in the "Old Colony." He did great good in this respect and he was always very willing to give information to inquirers. He helped me much as a journalist, and our acquaintance, started on the introduction of Mr. Senior in 1901, was always a happy one. The nearest trout river to Cape Town is the Eerste (Dutch for "first "). This stream, which is not big, runs through Stellenbosch, joining the sea near Somerset Strand. The wet fly is always used here, good patterns being March brown with silver body, cow dung, small Jock Scott and small Silver Doctor. The Eerste holds both rainbows bosch is roughly thirty miles from Cape Town and can be easily reached by train. There...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... XVII TROUT FISHING IN SOUTH AFRICA HAPPILY, trout fishing is not confined to the United Kingdom. It is to be had in America, A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217759580

ISBN - 13:9780217759588

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