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Ecause in this Discourse of Fijband
Fishing I havenotobserveda method, which (though the Discourse be notlong) may besome inconvenience to the Reader, I have thereforeforhis easier finding out some particular things which are spoken of, made this following Table,
The first Chapter is Spent in a vindication or commendation of the Art of Angling.
In the secondare some observations of thenature of the Otter, and also fome observations of the Chub or Cheven, with directions how and with what barts to fish for bim.
In chapt. 3. are some observations of Trouts,both of their nature, their kinds, and their breeding.
In chap. 4. are some direction concerning baits for the Trout, with advise bow to make the Fly, and keep the live baits.
In chap. 5. are some direction how to fish for the Trout by night; and a question, Whether fi bear? and lastly, fome direction bow to file for the Umber or Greyling.
In chap. 6. are some observations concerning the Salmon, with direction bow to fish for bim.
Inchap.7.are several observations concerning the Luce or Pike, with some directions how and with what baits to fish for him. In chap.8. are several observations of the nature
and breciling of Carps, with some observations how to angle for them.
In chap. 9. are some observations concerning the Bream, the Tench, and Pearch, with some direftions with what baits to fish for them.
In chap. 10. are several observations of the nature and breeding of Eeles,with: advice how to fill for thein
In chap. II are some observations of the nature and breeding of Barbels, with some advice how,art with what baits to fijo for them; as also for the Gudgion and Bleak.
In chap.12. are general directions how and with what baits to fish for the Ruffe or Pope, the Roch, the Dace,and other smal fish, with directions how to keep Ant-flies and Gentles in winter with some c. ther observations not unfit to be known of Anglers.
In chap. 13. are observations for the colouring of your Rod and Hair.
Thesedirectionsthe Reader may take asaneaseinhissearchaftersome particular Fish, and the baits proper for them; and he will shew himselfe courteous in mending or passing by some errors in the Printer, whicharenotso many but that they may be pardoned.
The Complete ANGLER
Ou are wel overtaken Sir; a good morning to you; I have stretch'd my legs up Totnam Hil to overtake you, hoping B
you towards Ware, this fine pleasant fresh May day in the Morning.
Viator. Sir, I shallalmost answer your hopes: for my purpose is to be at Hodsden (three miles sort of that Town)I wilnot say, before I drink; but before I break my fast: for I have appointed a friend or two to meet me there at the thatcht house, about nine of the clock this morning; and that made me so early up, and indeed, to walk so fast.
Pifc. Sir, I know thethatcht house very
well: I often make it my resting place, and taste a cup of Ale there, for which liquor that place is very remarkable; and to that house
favour accompany you, and either abate of my pace, or mend it, to enjoy such a companion as you seem to be, knowing that (as the Italians say) Good company makes the way seem shorter. Viat. It may do so Sir, with the
I shall by your
help of good discourse, which (me thinks) I may promise from you, that both look and speak so chearfully. And to invite you to it, I do here promise you, that for my part, I will be as free and open-hearted, as discretion will warrant me to be with a stranger.
Pifc. Sir, I am right glad of your answer; and in confidence thatyou speak the truth, I shall (Sir) put on a boldnesse to ask, whether pleasure or businesse has occafioned your Journey.
Viat. Indeed, Sir, a little businesse, and more pleasure: for my purpose is to bestow a day or two in hunting the Otter (which my friend that I go to meet, tells me is more pleasant then any hunting whatsoever:) and having dispatcht a little businesse this day, my purpose is to morrow to follow a pack of dogs of honest Mr. who hath appointed me and myfriend to