:tongue::clap:I would read this but I clicked the link saw yellow and green and freaked out. I think I'm blind.:tongue::clap::clap::dance:
I am actually downloading it. Although I doubt it's gonna help me catch a Salmon but it sure aint gonna hurt.
IF ye wyl be crafty in angling, ye must first learne to make your harneys, that is to wete your rod, your lines of diuers colours, after that you must know how ye shall angle, in what place of the water, how depe and what time of the daye, for what maner of fysshe, in what wether, how many impedimentes there bene of fysshyng that is called anglyng, and in specially wyth what baytes to euery dyuers fyshhe, in euery moneth of the yeare[.] How ye shall make your baytes breed, where ye shal finde them, and how ye shall fynd them, and how ye shall kepe them and for the moost crafty thyng, how you shall make your hookes of stele and of osmonde. Some for the dub and some for the flote on the ground.
And take good hede that in goyng about your disportes ye ope[n] no mans gates but that ye shyt them
agayn. Also ye shal not vse this for said crafty disortes for no couetousnes, to the encreasing & sparing
of your mony onely, but pryncypally for your solace, & to cause the helth of your body, & specially of
There is also a section on fly patterns believe it or not.
I'm going to end up reading this. After a bit the old English starts to make more sense.
Nothing has changed. It even warns the fisherman to respect property they fish on: