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Pure Piscator was produced between the years 2006-2009, from the efforts of a rag-tag group of normal, everyday anglers, referred to collectivily as 'The Work Party'. Saltwater or Fresh, Coarse, Game or Sea, traditional or modern, here it mattered not, the idea simply to create a varied collection of articles and writings from across the angling world.
Hopefully this site has reflected all that is positive about the pastime of angling, reminded us of its purer virtues and that a little bankside etiquette still has its place. At the same time, the aim of this site was to be a little different, somewhat entertaining and, most importantly, a welcoming place - an online piscatorial refuge if you like. So whilst that rod can't be in your hand, delve within, relax, look back and hopefully enjoy.
'The Work Party'
Today's article from the archive is...
|The Anguilla Cup - by Danny|
|Danny remembers eels from the past...|
So far as my experience goes, it is certain that good luck is the most vital part of the equipment of him who would seek to slay large carp. For some men I admit the usefulness of skill and pertinacity; for myself, I take my stand entirely upon luck. To the novice I would say: Cultivate your luck. Prop it up with omens and signs of good purport. Watch for magpies on your path. Form the habit of avoiding old women who squint. Throw salt over your left shoulder. Touch wood with the forefinger of your right hand when-ever you are not doing anything else. Be on friendly terms with a black cat. Turn your money under the new moon. Walk around ladders. Don’t start on a Friday. Stir the materials for Christmas pudding and wish. Perform all other such rites as you know and hear of. These things are important in carp fishing
- H.T Sheringham, Coarse Fishing, 1912
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