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HANDBOOK OF ANGLING:

TEACHING

FLY-FISHING, TROLLING, BOTTOM-FISHING,
AND SALMON-FISHING;

WITH THE

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AND

THE BEST MODES OF CATCHING THEM.
BY

EPHEMERA,

Of " Bell's Life in London."

"I have been a great follower of fishing myself, and in its cheerful solitude
have passed some of the happiest hours of a sufficiently happy life," Paley.

SECOND EDITION,

IMPROVED AND EXTENDED.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATEBNOSTEB-BOW.

London: Spottiswoodb and Shaw, New-street-Square.

TO

MAJOR MOUNTJOY MARTYR,

Of The 2nd Regiment or Life Guards,
A

Distinguished Promoter Of All Manly Sports, Which Have Tended So Much To Make The British Soldier The Best And Bravest In The World,

THIS IMPROVED EDITION

OF

A HANDBOOK OF ANGLING

IS

firatefullj! Indrribclf,

By HIS OBLIGED AND FAITHFUL SERVANT,
THE AUTHOR.

2. Cambridge Street.

Hyde Parle Square, 1848.

THE

PREFACE

TO

SECOND EDITION.

It is a pleasant thing to a man of honest heart to have an opportunity of trying to pay a portion of his debts. It is pleasanter still to have a liberal creditor, like the public, who will be satisfied with instalments, and even "take the will for the deed." If I were not aware of the generosity of the public, I should despair of ever being able to liquidate the large claims it has upon me. I feel abashed at the success it has heaped upon me, knowing my own unworthiness better than any one else can know it. Humiliated by an undeserved award of merit, I must endeavour to prove my gratitude in the best way I can.

No author has ever been more kindly treated by his public judges than myself. I voluntarily put myself on trial before them, and all of them, without a single exception, have recorded verdicts

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