This book contains a concise guide to preserving fishing nets, with information on different techniques, materials, and other information conducive to the proper care of nets. Written in clear, simple language and including helpful illustrations, this text is a must-read for the serious fisherman, and makes for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book are: 'Tanning Materials and the Methods of Testing Them'; 'The Net-Curing Properties of Cutch, and the Effects of Soda', 'Bichromate of Potash, etc.'; 'Tar and Tar Products', and 'Net-Curing with Linseed Oil and Other Processes'. This text was first published in 1902, and is being republished now complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.