Notes on Fishing was Sergei Aksakov's first book and Russia's first angling treatise. It presents a Russian gentleman's observations on the fishing tackle, angling techniques, and fish species he came to know during five decades of adventure-filled fishing in the vast Russian steppe and the environs of Moscow. But it is goes beyond a mere discourse on angling, offering philosophical, literary, linguistic, ethnographic, biological, and conservationist observations. Aksakov has imbued his notes with a deep fondness for the land and an expertly conveyed atmosphere of personal and national nostalgia.SPEAR-FISHING. Spear-fishing159 can afford a great deal of pleasure, especially because ita#39;s done in late autumn, when the fish have already ceased to bite, which means that the first and best kind of sportfishing no longer exists, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Notes on Fishing, and Selected Fishing Prose and Poetry|
|Author||:||Sergeĭ Timofeevich Aksakov, Thomas P. Hodge|
|Publisher||:||Northwestern University Press - 1997|