"The main object is to render the state of the river as favourable as possible for sport": First signed limited edition of Frederic M. Halford's Making a Fishery

  • Making a Fishery.
  • Making a Fishery.
  • Making a Fishery.

Making a Fishery.


Item Number: 88001

London: Horace Cox, 1895.

Signed limited first edition of Frederick Halford’s extensive guide on the creation of river and stream fisheries for sport. One of 150 numbered copies signed by Halford, this is number 35. Large octavo, original publisher’s full green morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, frontispiece portrait of Halford with tissue guard present, four engraved plates of netting methodology, index at rear. In near fine condition, from the library of Noel B. Spurway with his bookplate to the front panel and library stamp of the Aquatic Research Institute to the title page. A very nice example.

"The Father of Modern Dry Fly Fishing," British angler and author Frederic M. Halford is perhaps best known for his development and promotion of the dry fly technique on English chalk streams, ideal for their crystal clear water. Halford published seven major works on dry fly fishing throughout his lifetime including Dry Fly Fishing Theory and Practice, Dry Fly Entomology, and An Angler's Autobiography. Making a Fishery contains detailed instructions on the selection, development, maintenance, and stocking of river fisheries for sport fishing.

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