An Angler's Hours


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.2 stars; 3 reviews)

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 (6 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Introductory 6:22 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 1. At Dawn of Day 30:15 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 2. The Inviolable Shade 11:41 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 3. May-Day on the Exe 41:49 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 4. A Brace of Tench 12:12 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 5. The Fly-Fisher's Aftermath 38:02 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 6. A February Pike 14:30 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 7. Fisherman's Billy 28:10 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 8. A Miniature Trout-Stream 13:55 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 9. The Festival of the Green Drake 43:51 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 10. Three Wild Days in Wessex 17:46 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 11. Lady Maud's Walk 30:16 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 12. The Mystery of a Thames Salmon 18:15 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 13. The Midland Brook 33:47 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 14. A Suburban Fishery 38:16 Read by Adrian Praetzellis