books



previous page: Fish Hatching, And Fish Catching | by Barnwell Roosevelt, Seth Green
  
page up: Outdoors
  
next page: Fisherman's Lures And Game-Fish Food | by Louis Rhead

Fishing: When, Where, And How To Fish Without Live Bait | by William Tweedie



Nothing will make you a good angler but observation, practice, and experience. You must see fishing; you must yourself fish; and you must learn by both. Careful practice only will make you master of the art.

TitleFishing: When, Where, And How To Fish Without Live Bait
AuthorWilliam Tweedie
PublisherWilliam Tweedie
Year1862
Copyright1862, William Tweedie
AmazonFishing: When, Where And How To Fish Without Live Bait
-Introduction
Nothing will make you a good angler but observation, practice, and experience. You must see fishing; you must yourself fish; and you must learn by both. Careful practice only will make you master of t...
-The Bod
This you may make for yourself, or it may be bought, cheap, ready-made. Begin with a light one. It should be supple, and bend uniformly like an arch. If it bends sharply at an angle, a stout fish will...
-The Line
You may also make for yourself, but it is better to buy it. A horse-hair ready-made line is the best for general purposes. We remember a little boy wanted to make a line for himself, who went to a sta...
-Bait
We have spoken of, under the name of each fish. We may mention as a fact, that we have seen large numbers of roach and dace pulled out of the Thames with a little bit of white kid glove on the hook in...
-Landing Net
Just the sort of little net with which the boys catch minnows will do. But this is only necessary if you hook a large fish, which by the way, is sometimes done when fishing for small ones. When you ha...
-How To Get The Hook Out
Many fish will drop off the hook on being brought out of the water. Generally they are hooked in the mouth or throat when that is the case - the forefinger passed down the tightened line till it press...
-Fishing
Fishing will at least teach you patience and perseverance, and if at first you don't succeed, to catch fish, you must try, try, and try again. After all your care and waiting, very much depends up...
-Salmon
The salmon holds the first place among our river fish. His beauty is unsurpassed. The salmon spawn in the months of September and October, when they may be seen passing up the river in large number...
-Pike Or Jack
The Pike is a strong fish and may be called the wolf of the water. They sometimes grow to a great size and live a long time. There is a story told - apparently upon good authority, though we think ...
-Trout
The trout is a very beautiful fish, and abundant in nearly all our English, Scotch, and Irish rivers. It is a fish fairly within the reach of a boy. Mr. Robert Blakey, who is the best writer we kno...
-Perch
The perch is in good condition in August, but will be better in September and October. You may easily know the perch by the spines on his back, and take care they do not run into your hands if you ...
-Eel
He is found in all sorts of waters, ponds, lakes, ditches, trout-streams, canals, docks, and rivers. No water is too dirty for him and none too pure. He gets fat in mud, and where, apparently, ther...
-Barbel
So called from his heard; the artist has only put two - there are four. The barbel is a well-made, handsome, powerful fish, very active and vigorous: mostly fond of rapid waters, near old walls or ...
-Boach
So called from the red in his eyes, and on his fins. You will almost always find many of them together. They are in season in August, and may be taken for the next two or three months. They like to...
-Dace
Not much unlike the roach: but it is longer and not so broad. The same tackle as used for the roach will take the dace. A fly for the top of the water, and a worm for the bottom. Dace are seldom fo...
-Carp
The carp is a very handsome fish, very shy, cunning, and suspicious. They grow to a great size, live to a great age, and are esteemed a great delicacy. They may be caught in full condition at the e...
-Tench
A beautiful, thick fish, greenish or purplish yellow colour; found in lakes, ponds, and weedy rivers. These fish, like the last, may be carried long journeys in wet grass, without the slightest fea...
-Bream
Not a very beautiful fish, but very strong - and if left alone, will grow to a great size; he has then been compared to a large pair of bellows, and much the same in flavour. As we have never taste...
-Grayling
Not much unlike the salmon-fry. They are found in streams with a sandy and stony bottom; are to be taken from September to November. Have the hook fine, and a running line - bait, worms, or gentles...
-Bleak
There are prodigious numbers of them in the Caspian Sea; that is much too far to go for them, and you need not travel so far to take them, for they abound in all the fresh waters and rivers of Euro...
-Chub
A strong, well-built fish, but not worth catching : found in most of the rivers in England, haunting old walls and deep, quiet holes. You may sometimes see them basking on the surface of the water ...
-Miller's Thumb And Gudgeon
The miller's thumb is an odd little fellow, which you may catch in brooks. The gudgeon is worthy of much more consideration; for it is a beautiful and delicious fish, affording great amusement to t...
-Pope
You will find him in deep water, with mud at the bottom You may fish with a quill float. The pope is not a very great favourite of ours, we shall say no more about him. Stickleback Minnow ...
-Coast Fishing
ON this subject nothing will be found in the preceding pages, we therefore insert a few remarks upon it here. To fish in the salt water, a boat is required in nearly all places. This may be hired by t...









TOP
previous page: Fish Hatching, And Fish Catching | by Barnwell Roosevelt, Seth Green
  
page up: Outdoors
  
next page: Fisherman's Lures And Game-Fish Food | by Louis Rhead