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Note on the e-text: this Renascence Editions text was transcribed, January 2003, by Risa Bear, University of Oregon. It is in the public domain. Source text is George Bell & Sons' edition of 1903. Content unique to this presentation is copyright © 2003 The University of Oregon. For nonprofit and educational uses only.
Being a discourse of
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
To the Reader of this Discourse. But Especially to the Honest Angler.
an angler, a hunter, and a falconer;
Observations of the Otter and the Chub.
How to fish for, and to dress the Chavender, or Chub.
nature and breeding of the Trout,
to fish for, and how to make for the Trout an artificial minnow and
Umber or Grayling,
Luce or Pike,
Eel, and other fish that want scales,
Gudgeon, the Ruffe, and the Bleak,
Is of nothing; or that which is nothing worth.
Minnow or Penk,
of the Loach,
Of several rivers, and some observations of fish.
Of Fish-ponds, and how to oreder them.
of a line,
being instructions how to angle for a Trout and Grayling in a clear stream.
To my most worthy Father and Friend, Mr. Izaak Walton, the elder.
To my most honoured Friend, Charles Cotton, Esq.
The Retirement: Irregular verses addressed to Mr. Izaak Walton.
a country Gentleman proficient in fly-fishing,
of the principal
rivers in Derbyshire.
a description of Cotton's Fishing-house,
Fly-fishing, in windy weather, best in the still-deeps.
Directions how to dress a Trout and Grayling.
at the bottom
for Trout or Grayling---
Of angling in the middle for Trout or Grayling.