This section is from the book "Fishing: When, Where, And How To Fish Without Live Bait", by William Tweedie. Also available from Amazon: Fishing: When, Where And How To Fish Without Live Bait.
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 over some deep hole. Tallow and cheese will make a good bait, or he may be caught with cherries.