The complete angler, or, Contemplative man's recreation : being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing, in two parts / the first written by Mr. Isaak Walton ; the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. To which is now prefixed the lives of the authors ... and notes historical, critical and explanatory
Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683
Originally cast in the form of a dialogue between an experienced angler named Piscator and his pupil Viator, the book details methods for catching, eating, and savoring all varieties of fish, from the common chub to the lordly salmon. More than an engaging guide to the subtle intricacies of the sport, Walton's reflective treatise is a graceful portrait of rural England that extols the pleasures of country life.