Welcome to TheGentlemanAngler.com.
Five hundred years of angling literature and a thousand years of the written word (venerable old books and the ancient classical texts) are the source of inspiration for this website.
Contrary to the preface in my book, I have determined that the ancients as well as foreigners may well have some unique insights into angling and other subjects worthy of study. Accordingly, I will cast a wide net looking for valuable knowledge and will consider the advice offered. I may comment on the differences between past times and the present.
I aim to entertain with a diverse and fascinating selection of stories and angling instruction from around the world
“The Gentleman Angler” was first published in 1726 and printed by A Bettesworth at the Red Lyon in Paternoster Row, London. Download this excellent publication here: The Gentleman Angler.
(right or alt click on the link and chose ”save link as” to save the book to your desktop)
P.S. I make no apology for using the illustration of a Victorian Gentleman Angler since he epitomises the type, although I do find the narrow brim of his hat a trifle rakish.
If I were a flying fish, I would find the above scenario somewhat intimidating.