Coarse fish provide a cheap alternative
At a royal banquet 2,000 carp and 700 pike were served to the guests in various dishes, and in one year another royal household ate its way through 1,587 carp, 140 pike, 140 tench, 160 eels, 25 bream and 15 perch.
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The carp is the most sought-after coarse fish in Britain today. This book is designed to teach the rudimentary techniques of water craft to the beginner and also provide more technical advice for the experienced angler. There are chapters on the history of the species, types of fishery, the location of the fish and their feeding habits, tackle, bait, methods and tactics (for both summer and winter), night fishing, handling and fish care…. More >>
An Introduction to Carp Fishing