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ART OF ANGLING,
Confirmed by actual Erperience;
To which is now added
THE WHOLE FORMING
RECREATION. , .
PROGNOSTICS OF TIIE WEATHER
PENDENT OF THE BAROMETER:
A NEW CHAPTER,
changes that take place, in that useful instrument.
Bx THOMAS BEST,
The pleasant'st Angling is, to see the fish
SIZES OF 1100KS.
Barbel . .
Loaches . . . . 13 Bleak . . . Miller's Thumbs. 13 Bream-Carp .
Minnows .. Bream White . . 9 Perch . . . Carp . . . . 3 Roach . . . Chub . . . . 2
Rud . .'. . Dace . . . . . 12 | Ruff . . . . 9 Eels and Eel-pouts 4 | Salmon . . . . 1 Flounders ... 5 || Salmon-Fry . ; Greyling ... . 10 || Tench .. . . Gudgeons ... 12 Trout .. .. 3
Printed by' R. Wilks, 89, Chancery-lane.
SINCE the first publication of this treatise, upwards of twenty thousand have been sold; by this encouragement I have undertaken to present the public with this new edition, corrected and carefully revised : and where the angler will meet with many recent observations, not to be
found in any other halientic production, which · I make no doubt will be equally well received: Imay say, without boasting, that it is universally liked, few noble or gentlemen anglers not give "ing it a place in their libraries. Angling is of very great antiquity, which good old Isaac Walton, the Father of anglers, has fully demonstrated. Not only kings and princes, but even queens and ladies of the first rank, have taken a delight in this rational and pleasing re , creation. In the various authors who have write ten on this subject, I have never observed the name of our immortal Bard, Shakespear, mentioned; he certainly was a lover of this diversion,