An Angler's Hours

Hugh Tempest Sheringham (1879 - 1930)

One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was no snob. An Angler’s Hours includes several chapters about coarse fishing (grayling, dace, chub, etc.) as well as a surprising account of the Japanese tenkara method as used in England.
Sheringham's style is similar to that of the much-loved B.B. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) with a dash of P.G. Wodehouse. He doesn’t bore us with technical details but writes of the simple joys of angling—"a man who gazes at the wares in a tackle-shop on a sunny day in April has certainly a fishing expedition in prospect”—not forgetting the pleasure of a nice pot of tea at the end of the day.
Hugh Tempest Sheringham (1876 - 1930) was angling editor of The Field (London) and considered one of the premier British authors on freshwater angling both for his knowledge of the subject and readable style. - Summary by Adrian Praetzellis

Genre(s): Crafts & Hobbies, Sports & Recreation

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 01 Chapter 1. At Dawn of Day Adrian Praetzellis
00:30:15
Play 02 Chapter 2. The Inviolable Shade Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 03 Chapter 3. May-Day on the Exe Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 04 Chapter 4. A Brace of Tench Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 05 Chapter 5. The Fly-Fisher's Aftermath Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 06 Chapter 6. A February Pike Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 07 Chapter 7. Fisherman's Billy Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 08 Chapter 8. A Miniature Trout-Stream Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 09 Chapter 9. The Festival of the Green Drake Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 10 Chapter 10. Three Wild Days in Wessex Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 11 Chapter 11. Lady Maud's Walk Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 12 Chapter 12. The Mystery of a Thames Salmon Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 13 Chapter 13. The Midland Brook Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 14 Chapter 14. A Suburban Fishery Adrian Praetzellis
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