Gudgeons And Minnows

These are very beautiful little fish, and most wholesome food; they are

the best bait for perch, jack, and large trout, that can be, as I

mentioned before. The way to angle for them is to have a couple of very

small hooks tied on hair or fine gut, with a shot or two to carry the

float off the bottom, say a small quill float, bait your hook with a

very small red worm, or a piece of a brandling worm; they may be seen

very numerous in the Thames, along the sides of streams, and in smooth

running water with gravelly bottom; they afford nice amusement to the

young angler, and when taken out of the water are remarkably handsome to

look at.