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This is the earliest Angling Quote that I am aware of, there are fishing quotes earlier but not Angling, Quote used tentatively as this is a poem.

 

Interestingly I believe he is saying he has had enough of commercials (owned ponds) and is going to fish the rivers, No really I believe that is what the poem is about.

 

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Trinity College, Cambridge,

Auther Piers of Fulham

Date Fifteenth century

 

Poem

Thefor I stonde cliere out of doute,

Shall I never ponde wythe pykes store

Breame tenche. Perche never the moore.

But in rennyng ryvers that bee commone.

there will I fisshe and taake my fortune

Wyth nettys, and angle hookys,

And laye weris and sprenteris in narrowe brookys,

for loochis and lampreyes, and good layk,

I will stele off no mans a strayke.

Jasper Carrot On birmingham city

" You lose some you draw some"

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Did you mean to post this - the full poem?   Pike   Pike, three inches long, perfect Pike in all parts, green tigering the gold. Killers from the egg: the malevolent aged grin. They dance o

Thanks for resurrecting this old thread!

 

Following recommendations, I ordered "The Magic Wheel - An Anthology of Fishing in Literature" on Saturday morning...it arrived today. It cost me 68p! (plus postage it only came to just over £3.00....)

 

I've only flicked through it as yet, but I can see I'm going to lose most of the rest of the day....

 

Janet

 

Janet - I've got that (bit of a sucker for angling anthologies I have around 20!). A couple that I rate even more highly are BB's Fishermans Bedside Book (Look out for a copy of the original with its 500+ pages - later editions are much shorter - I picked up a good 'reader' - 1950 reprint - off ebay for well under a tenner) and Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life - ed by Jeremy Paxman - in my view the best ever angling anthology - almost a whole library in one book!

 

 

C.

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Wasn't it Jeremy who said "I don't go fishing because I want to, I go because I have to"

 

And wasn't it in BB's book that the phrase "the pool rocked to the subturaneum passing of a fish" or something similar :) I know it was BB, but not sure which book. It inspired me to catch my first "proper" carp....13 years old, and when the pool "rocked" I cast a crust out........................Magic :)

 

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"When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,And hear the brook, and feel the breeze;and see the waves crash on the shore,Then sings my soul..................

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Wasn't it Jeremy who said "I don't go fishing because I want to, I go because I have to"

 

I like that! That's exactly how it feels at times.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Im at present reading Four Seasons , Fishing Diaries 1977-1981 by Chris Yates its a really good read you could easily finish it in one go but i prefer to live each adventure with him its good stuff & i cant wait to get my carp tackle out :D

The more i practice the luckier i get :)

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Any other recommendations anyone?

 

Janet

 

Well I bet you don't get this one for 68p - leastways the postage is going to be a wee bit more!!

 

http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/Book-And-Media...ng_stories.html

 

Not as good as the other 3 I've mentioned - and has a distinctly American bias - but enough there to keep you going for months!

 

 

C.

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One final quote before this thread slips into obscurity for another couple of years - one that any of us who have ever tried to unhook a big grayling would agree with.....

 

From Jon Aston's book A Dream of Jewelled Fishes...

 

"...holding a freshly landed grayling can feel like trying to control a cat in mid-tantrum."

 

 

C.

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