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E rules and practice of Walton his very foundation It is therefore with the greatest propriety that Lan haine calls him the common father of all anglers gAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digita A pretty good read in a dialogue format between Piscator Venator and Auceps about fishing in particular and life in general as meandering as a uiet brook While it is primarily about fishing it also celebrates the English countryside and a uiet peaceful pasttime that is also conducive to communing with God The characteristics of different fish are examined in succesive chapters although my favorite section was Part II which covers trout and fly fishing Not a complicated book and one I enjoyed and looked upon as a respite from what I normally read It re energized me for fishing and to dig out my fly rod and flies

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The Compleat Angler

Excerpt from The Complete Angler or Contemplative Man's Recreation Being a Discourse of Rivers Fish Ponds Fish and Fishing; In Two PartsWhile he continued in London his favourite recrea tion was angling in which he was the greatest profi cient of his time; and indeed so great were his skill and experience in that art t t there is scarce an writer on the subject since his time who has not th This book was written by two authors Izaak Walton who wrote the larger part and Charles Cotton who wrote a section on fishing in DerbyshireWalton s section was a charming read interspersed with poems and anecdotes Cotton wrote for anglers and since I am not an angler I found it boring at times

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Lly reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work A practical guide to fishing describing the fish how to fish how to prepare fish how to tie flies which baits work best how to build a fish pond uite a bit of verse and moralizing also thrown in The practical part was wrapped in a story of several men who chanced to meet Most of the book involves the master teaching the art to the scholar The value of the book is historical the description of the art The book though is poorly written Time seems to compress Having just caught a fish Venator let s go merrily to supper and then have a gentle touch at singing and drinking but the last with moderation Coridon Come now for your song for we have fed heartily


10 thoughts on “The Compleat Angler

  1. says:

    The Compleat Angler is a book that has been continuously in print for than 350 years Indeed about five years ago I saw a nearly 300 year old copy of it in the glass case at Half Price Books being sold for a steep figure It's now freely and easily obtainable online via Project Gutenberg and in other PDF editions as well as in audiobook form via LibravoxSo what could possibly be interesting about a four centuries

  2. says:

    If you want to find an answer to the uestion what is to be preferred 'angling or hunting' you should have a closer look into this book In form of a philosophical dialogue the Piscator convinces the Venator who regards the Pi

  3. says:

    This book was written by two authors Izaak Walton who wrote the larger part and Charles Cotton who wrote a section on fishing in DerbyshireWalton's section was a charming read interspersed with poems and anecdotes Cotton wrote for anglers an

  4. says:

    I tried twice and just could not m

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed the historic view of fishing way back when they were writing the King James Bible I can't attest to its practicality but philosophically it's great All's well that ends well

  6. says:

    A pretty good read in a dialogue format between Piscator Venator and Auceps about fishing in particular and life in general; as meandering as a uiet brook While it is primarily about fishing it also celebrates the English countryside and a uiet peaceful pasttime that is also conducive to communing with God The

  7. says:

    this was a delightful read I think I will have to write a proper review later but I highly recommend itHere is the full review

  8. says:

    Five days of fishing along the river Lea which joins the Thames near London is the background on which the cheerful narrat

  9. says:

    A practical guide to fishing describing the fish how to fish how to prepare fish how to tie flies which baits work best how to build a fish pond uite a bit of verse and moralizing also thrown in The practical part was wrapped in a story of several men who chanced to meet Most of the book involves the master teaching the a

  10. says:

    I really liked this book which I stumbled across via a reference made in Robert W Chambers' novel Cardigan by the titular character Walton's commentary throughout is uite entertaining and the fishing advice in the book while ostensibly the poin

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