THE BAIT BOOK: FRESH-WATER AND SEA ANGLING. By Ted Lamb. With drawings by Susan Neale.
1979 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 220mm). Pp191. B/w illustrations by Susan Neale. Brown boards, fishing and for sea angling, each covering twenty broad categories. Full descriptions of the individual baits are provided (with many fine line drawings) together with tips on how to obtain them and to preserve them. The author stresses the importance of this last point for 'it is always useful to have a stock to draw on if only to avoid the frustration of closed shops on days when the urge to go out is irresistible'. He shows too how impressive economies can be made by collecting and breeding your own bait and by making pastes and concoctions yourself". Chapters include:- On baits in general; Part one: Fresh-water Fishing - Influences on appetites; Worms; Maggots and casters; Wasp grubs; Miscellaneous grubs; Bloodworms and jokers; Bread and pastes; Cheese; Hempseed and tares; Grains; Potato, beans and pasta; Meats and blood; Wild berries and weed; Insects, caddis and spawn; Fresh-water shrimps; Crayfish; Fresh-water mussels; Fish baits; Preserving and freezing fish; Groundbaits; Containers for fresh-water baits; Fresh-water species; Part two: Sea Angling - Seasons, weather and tides; Lugworms; Ragworms; Mackerel, herring, sprats and pilchards; Sandeels, boulder eels and whitebait; Crabs; Prawns and shrimps; Squid and cuttlefish; Razorfish, mussels and limpets; Other baits and oils; Containers for sea baits; Sea species.
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|ISBN||0715377795 / 0715377795.|
|Book Description||Slight use but very good in like dust-wrapper.|
|Publisher||David and Charles.|
|Place||Newton Abbot, Devon.|