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The Angler’s Guide

With Illustrations by the Author
First published in 1816, T. F. Salter’s The Angler’s Guide is a complete practical manual on fishing. Salter was a reliable authority on angling, with more than forty years of experience on the subject. Published as a facsimile of the original edition, The Angler’s Guide is the sixth volume in Unicorn’s In Arcadia series, which returns beautiful yet forgotten books about Britain’s natural world to print. This charming edition is embellished with illustrations of twenty wood engravings and heaps of practical advice. This restored handbook stands the test of time and will be enjoyed by new generations of hopeful anglers and nostalgia seekers.

96 pages | 20 halftones | 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 | © 2015

In Arcadia

Reference and Bibliography

Sport and Recreation

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Table of Contents

The Angler’s Progress
List of proper size Hooks for all kind of fishing, and where to find Fish in every month of the year, and the principal Rivers in England described
Chapter 1. On the choice of tackle, how to plumb the depth, bait the hook, &c.
Chapter 2. Trolling and fishing for Jack and Pike, where to find and take them
Chapter 3. Trolling concluded; how to cast the bait, and kill Jack or Pike
Chapter 4. Barbel, how to take with the leger and floated line
Chapter 5. Chub, how to kill Chub with a fly or bottom-fishing
Chapter 6. Roach, how to kill Roach all the year
Chapter 7. Dace, how to kill Dace with a fly and at bottom
Chapter 8. Gudgeon, how to kill Gudgeon in any water
Chapter 9. Perch, how to take Perch with various baits
Chapter 10. Tench, how to take Tench in ponds or rivers
Chapter 11. Carp, how to take Carp in rivers or still waters
Chapter 12. Trout, how to take Trout with flies, minnows, worms, &c.
Chapter 13. Crucian or Prussian Carp, how to take
Chapter 14. Loach or Stone Loach, how to take
Chapter 15. Bleak and Minnow, how to take
Chapter 16. Bream, Rudd, Pope, and Miller’s Thumb, how to take
Chapter 17. Eels, how to take Eels by angling, sniggling, and laying trimmers, night lines, &c.
Chapter 18. Flounders and Smelts, how to take them and when
Chapter 19. Artificial Fly-fishing
Chapter 20. Artificial Flies
Chapter 21. Casting or throwing the Line and Bait
Chapter 22. Natural Fly-fishing
Chapter 23. How to lay trimmers for Jack, and bob and lay lines for Eels
Chapter 24. Rules Observations, and Laws relating to angling
Appendix. Contains directions for making all kind of ground baits, the management of tackle, observations on pond fishing, and an explanation of technical terms used among anglers

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