They said that as a poet, or a shilling shocker, or a reporter, or anything of that kind, I might be satisfactory, but that, to gain any position as a Thames angler, would require more play of fancy, more power of invention than I appeared to possess.
It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous - almost of pedantic - veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.
No; your accomplished angler would scorn to tell a lie, that way.
Indeed, the Committee of the Thames Angler's Association did recommend its adoption about two years ago, but some of the older members opposed it.
Nobody believed him when he told them that he only doubled, and he, therefore, gained no credit that way whatever, while his moderation put him at a disadvantage among the other anglers. When he had really caught three small fish, and said he had caught six, it used to make him quite jealous to hear a man, whom he knew for a fact had only caught one, going about telling people he had landed two dozen.
Sometimes on the little level strip of sand at the foot of the bank, sometimes (when the stream turned again) in the shallower water rushing over its rocky bed, the angler followed the captured trout, now letting the line run out and now winding it in again, in the difficult and delicate process of "playing" the fish.
The angler had heard my first instinctive cry of alarm, had turned, and had thrown aside his rod to help me.
Some fifty yards lower, the river took a turn round a promontory of land, on which stood a little inn much frequented by anglers
in the season.
The farm-house stood in a sheltered inland valley, on the banks of the prettiest stream in that part of Yorkshire: and the farmer had a spare bedroom and parlour, which he was accustomed to let to artists, anglers
, and tourists in general.
Donna Hendrickson won one title and took home second place in a team event to top the Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour's Land of Lincoln tournament Oct.
Catch of the week went to fly angler
J Houghton who took an 8 fish bag limit including a cracking 5Ib specimen from the Meadow while returning a further 12 trout.
On the festival scene, the sheer intensity of a tournament over a number of days is something that is not only thrilling to any match angler
, it can also be so rewarding when successfully testing one's own skills under a huge degree of pressure over a number of consecutive days.
ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 07901538587 / DH7 7AR Angler
of the week was Brian Dawson, from Sacriston, landing 20 and 15 trout over two visits, all to his own home-dressed fly patterns.
One coarse angler
had to fish considerably closer in to catch roach after returning 27 rainbows fishing barbless at that distance between the Dam Wall and the stream on the south bank.
A short 2- to 3-hour trip is perfect for the "green" angler
and a great way to get the rest of the family involved.