The Complete Angler, 5th edition
For works with similar titles, see The Compleat Angler.
|The Compleat Angler (1676)
|Originally published in 1653, Izaak Walton continued to add to The Compleat Angler for a quarter of a century. It was dedicated to John Offley, his most honoured friend. There was a second edition in 1655, a third in 1661 (identical with that of 1664), a fourth in 1668 and a fifth in 1676. In this last edition the thirteen chapters of the original have grown to twenty-one. A second part was also added by his loving friend and brother angler Charles Cotton.
This work presented here is the 5th edition.
THE COMPLEAT ANGLER
The first day:
The second and third day:
The third day, continued:
- Chapter III: How to fish for, and to dress, the Chavender of Chub
- Chapter IV: On the Nature and Breeding of the Trout, and how to fish for him
The third and fourth day:
The fourth day, continued:
- Chapter VI: The Umber or Grayling
- Chapter VII: The Salmon
- Chapter VIII: On the Luce or Pike
- Chapter IX: On the Carp
- Chapter X: On the Bream
- Chapter XI: On the Tench
- Chapter XII: On the Perch
- Chapter XIII: Of the Eel, and other Fish that want Scales
- Chapter XIV: Of the Barbel
- Chapter XV: Of the Gudgeon, the Ruffe, and the Bleak
The fourth and fifth day:
The fifth day, continued:
- Chapter XVII: Of Roack and Dace
- Chapter XVIII: Of the Minnow, or Penk; Loach, Bull-Head, or Miller's- Thumb: and the Stickle-bag
- Chapter IXX: Of Rivers, and some Observations of Fish
- Chapter XX: Of Fish-Ponds
- Chapter XXI
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.