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(without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... go his hold until over the boat. Another plan for catching
large eels is called sniggling, lash a tailors needle one and a
half inches long to a line, so that the needle is suspended by the
centre, and bait it by passing the large end or eye, in near the
tail and bring it out near the head of the worm, --then with a rod
having two feet of stout bell wire tied to the small end (which may
be bent any shape, to suit the emergency), guide the worm to such
holes in the bank, under a stone or log, as he is known to
frequent; if there, he will quickly take the bait, give him time to
gorge the needle, and then with a slight jerk, fix it across his
throat and land your prize. If when angling you catch an eel, place
your foot upon it immediately, and sever the back bone just below
the head with a knife or strong scissors, which will prevent his
further mischief. chapter X. the cod fish, mackerll. black fish,
blue fish mullet, flounder, turbot, halibut, hake, haddock, drum,
dolphin, shark, and bull frog. Having now noticed the different
kinds of fresh water fish worthy the angler's attention, we will
next consider those whose only habitation is the briny flood. The
Cod (Gadus Morrhua), one of the most valuable productions of the
ocean in a commercial and national point of view, or as an article
of food, is principally taken off the banks of Newfoundland; there
salted an dried, and thence distributed throughout the inhabitable
world; those br...
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