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Angler's Hours

Download Chapter 1. At Dawn of Day audio
Download Chapter 2. The Inviolable Shade audio
Download Chapter 3. May-Day on the Exe audio
Download Chapter 4. A Brace of Tench audio
Download Chapter 5. The Fly-Fisher's Aftermath audio
Download Chapter 6. A February Pike audio
Download Chapter 7. Fisherman's Billy audio
Download Chapter 8. A Miniature Trout-Stream audio
Download Chapter 9. The Festival of the Green Drake audio
Download Chapter 10. Three Wild Days in Wessex audio
Download Chapter 11. Lady Maud's Walk audio
Download Chapter 12. The Mystery of a Thames Salmon audio
Download Chapter 13. The Midland Brook audio
Download Chapter 14. A Suburban Fishery audio
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One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was no snob. An Angler’s Hours includes several chapters about coarse fishing (grayling, dace, chub, etc.) as well as a surprising account of the Japanese tenkara method as used in England.
Sheringham's style is similar to that of the much-loved B.B. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) with a dash of P.G. Wodehouse. He doesn’t bore us with technical details but writes of the simple joys of angling—"a man who gazes at the wares in a tackle-shop on a sunny day in April has certainly a fishing expedition in prospect”—not forgetting the pleasure of a nice pot of tea at the end of the day.
Hugh Tempest Sheringham (1876 - 1930) was angling editor of The Field (London) and considered one of the premier British authors on freshwater angling both for his knowledge of the subject and readable style. - Summary by Adrian Praetzellis

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