Excerpt from Fishing at Home Abroad In adding another volume to the existing literature of angling, which is already more copious than that of any other field sport, we find justification in the fact that heretofore no attempt has been made on a similar scale to provide in a single work information about fishing in all parts of the world. It is an ambitious scheme, no doubt; but. inasmuch as the Editor has succeeded in securing the co-operation of recognized adepts in the various branches of the craft, and as these have contributed to the several sections nothing that is not founded upon their actual experience, the information given may be relied on as thoroughly trustworthy. Anglers have multiplied so prodigiously during the past half century and facilities of travel have so vastly increased, that the waters of the British Isles can no longer accommodate the crowd. We arc encouraged, therefore, to believe that a useful purpose may be served in showing what excellent sport may still be had in other parts of the world, more or less remote. The fishery resources of North America, once reckoned inexhaustible, have at length been recognized as a most valuable asset, both by the legislatures of the United States and by the Canadian government, and measures have been taken to prevent their undue depletion. The quality of sport which may be enjoyed among the salmon, trout and char of that continent is indicated in the articles contributed by three experienced fishermen Mr Theodore Gordon, Mr E. T. D. Chamber* and Mr Nigel Bourke. Mr R. B. Marston, Editor of the Fishing Gazette, has dealt succinctly with pike and other species usually classed as "coarse fish" in this country. In his papers it will be seen that, if the fish be rightly termed "coarse," success in capturing them can only be obtained by means the reverse of coarse. Mr H. S. Thomas, C.S.I., author of The Rad in India and Tank Angling in India, is a veteran in the craft, and has opened out what must appear to most English readers a spacious vista of enjoyment in the East. He has also enabled us to enrich his pages by reproducing the plates of Indian fishes, which he caused to be drawn from nature. Mr C. E. Lucas has furnished notes of trout fishing in New Zealand, a country which promises to eclipse every other in the quality of that branch of angling, if, indeed, it has not done so already. Lastly, but not least, Mr F. G. Aflalo, pioneer and skilled exponent of the finer methods of marine-angling, has revealed the extent of the sporting capabilities of the ocean in many quarters of the globe. No pains have been spared in preparing the illustrations. The late Mr Ernest Briggs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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