This early work is a compelling read for any fishing enthusiasts containing much information and anecdote that is still useful and practical today. The book assumes an absolute lack of knowledge on the part of the reader and attempts to explain the simple fundamentals upon which an expert knowledge may be built with the aid of experience. Extensively illustrated with text diagrams and drawings. Contents Include: Section I Bottom Fishing - The Necessary Equipment; Assembling the Tackle; We Consider The Quarry and Other Matters; We Fish For Roach In Still Water; We Float-Ledger To Defeat The Wind; Swimming The Stream; and Bibliography; Section II Surface Fishing - Fly-Fishing; Artificial Flies; Casting An Artificial Fly; Fishing The Wet-Fly; Fishing The Dry-Fly; Trout Fishing In Still Water; and Bibliography; Section III Mid-Water Fishing or Spinning - Spinning; Casting a Spinner; Spinning for Pike; and a Bibliography; Section IV Sea Fishing - The Tackle For Sea-Fishing From The Shore; Baits And Where They Are Found; Fishing On A Sandy Shore; The Seaside Native On A Rocky Coast; The Holiday Sea Fisher; Bibliography; and Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.