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Fishing's Strangest Days : Extraordinary But True Stories From Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History.

Author: Tom Quinn
Publisher: New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, 2014.
Series: Strangest.
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Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel containing no less than forty pearls and managed to earn more in one day than his  Read more...
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Anecdotes
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Quinn, Tom.
Fishing's Strangest Days : Extraordinary But True Stories From Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History.
New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Quinn
ISBN: 9781849941754 1849941750
OCLC Number: 896800322
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Ghoulish Bait (1800); Shoemaker's Record (1810); Rat Run (1816); Bird of Prey (1821); Dead-Sheep Bait (1823); Vicar's Luck (1838); The Road to Godliness (1839); Swimming with the Fish (1850); Flying Fish (1866); Impossible Trout (1877); Mad Pike Man (1880); Seeing Eye to Eye (1880); Difficult to Stomach (1882); Best of Friends (1885); Record Pearls (1886); Coaching the Poacher (1888); Wise Old Trout (1890); Nutty Professor (1892); Never on a Sunday (1892); Roach Attack (1893); Suicidal Salmon (1894); Frog Fishing (1894); Pig's Bladder (1895). A Sensitive Issue (1895)The Vicar's Record-Breaker (1898); An Exhibition of Monsters (1898); Fearless Foe (1900); Highly Unlikely (1900); Official Record (1901); Aristocratic Style (1901); Gillie Gets One (1901); Epic Battle (1905); The Waiting Room (1906); Wrong Salmon (1908); Brandy as a Fish Reviver (1910); Cheeky Carp (1910); Duck Soup (1910); Up the Falls (1910); Duffer's Delight (1911); Helping Hand (1911); Coachman (1912); Knotty Problem (1913); Bull Baiting (1915); The Dark Figure (1916); Spoonfed (1917); Seeing is Believing (1919); Lost Ring (1920); Twins (1925). Up Before the Beak (1926)Warm-Water Surprise (1926); Swimming to Victory (1927); Definitely not a Salmon (1928); Don't Spare the Rod (1928); Dirty Money (1930); Sea Trout to Set Your Watch By (1930); Two Times Unlucky (1932); Beginner's Luck (1935); Horrible Child (1935); Barbel on a Fly (1936); Pike and Salmon (1936); Shark on a Lead (1936); Twosome (1937); Fish on Tap (1938); Fish Theft (1938); Nine-Mile Run (1942); Mistaken Identity (1947); Saturday and Sunday (1948); Bird Meets Fish (1950); Casting at the Savoy (1950); The Lady's Fish (1952); A Bridge Too Far (1954); Too Easy (1955). Umbrella Menace (1955)Body Count (1956); Dead Cert (1957); Definitely No Mackerel (1957); Stone Throwing (1958); Chance in a Million (1960); Naturist (1960); Giant Eel (1964); Flying Fish (1964); Retriever (1964); Maggot Box (1965); Two-legged Fish (1965); Two Swallows (1965); False Alarm (1966); Giant Tiddler (1966); Hooks Galore (1967); The Lost Fish (1968); Bosun's Antics (1968); Positive Pollution (1969); Writing it All Down (1969); Bleak Outlook (1972); Hair of the Dog (1972); Completely Trousered (1973); On the Run (1973); Stabbed (1976); Otter Spotter (1979). Weights and Measures (1979)Oh, Brother (1980); Record Bag (1981); Thin-lipped Mullet (1982); Casting Practice (1983); Serial Killers (1984); Escape at Last (1986); Copyright.
Series Title: Strangest.

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Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel containing no less than forty pearls and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Fishing's Strangest Days is full of fascinating tales that may sound fishy and unbelievable but will have have you caught.

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