is a good river for greyling fishing, near the town of Newark, on the
Nottingham and Lincoln Railroad. The flies to suit it are small blue
duns, cochybonddus, small black hackles, orange duns, red hackles
without wings, wren hackles, small grouse hackles, ash duns, willow
flies, blue blows, &c.
The well known Lakes and Rivers of Cumberland are excellent for fly
fishing, particularly Ulswater for trout, an
the beautiful Lake
Windermere for a fish called Char. These delicious fish take a fly like
the sea-trout, which they resemble in shape, although much darker in
colour. A small fly made on No. 8 hook, or No. 6, with puce body and
hackle, ribbed with silver, the wings of brown mallard, and a tail the
same feather as the wings; a fly with an orange body, black hackle, and
mallard wings; another with woodcock wings, orange body, and furnace red
hackle; a fly with a bronze peacock harl body, rib of gold, black
hackle, and jay wings, varied with light grey mallard for wings; and my
list of trout flies for the season will be found excellent for the
trout in the lakes and rivers.
Bowness, Patterdale, Poolybridge, and Keswick, are all nice stations,
where men and boats may be had conveniently.