Trout and Salmon Fishing in Wales

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byGeorge Agar Hansard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... Dolwyddelan, eight miles from Llanwrst, on the Ledan. Llannor, two miles from Pwllheli, beautifully situated at the junction of two streams. Pont Aberglaslyn Salmon Leap. Beddgelert is the place to which strangers usually resort who wish to see Pont Aberglaslyn, or to angle in the river, which here abounds with salmon and trout. ' The name of this place signifies, in Welsh, the " Bridge of the Blue Pool;" but it is more usually called the Devil's Bridge. About a mile beyond Beddgelert, the road winds along a narrow stony vale, where the huge cliffs on each side approach so nearly as to leave only just sufficient width for the road, and the impetuous torrent that rolls along the side of it. A few yards above the bridge, the river precipitates itself in a fall of eight or ten feet, over a range of rocks occupying nearly the whole of its bed. This cataract is noted as a salmon leap, being only a few miles from the sea. In the course of an hour twenty or thirty fish may be seen attempting to spring over the barrier; but a piece of netting, which the renters of the fishery place there for the purpose of preventing them, has so increased its height that they do not often succeed. Fatigued with their vain efforts to gain the upper stream, the fish retire to the still water below, where they are either taken in nets or killed by harpoons, as many as five or six fine o fish by one person in the course of an hour. The general weight of salmon caught nearPont Aberglaslyn in August and September, is from one to eighteen pounds. About the month of October they are taken much larger. The fishery belongs to the Wynne family, who let it to the fishermen at a comparatively small rent. In the reign of Henry IV. this river was royal property, and it is by...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... Dolwyddelan, eight miles from Llanwrst, on the Ledan. Llannor, two miles from Pwllheli, beautifully situated a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217650465

ISBN - 13:9780217650465

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