Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sir Humphry Davy

I read something about Humphry Davy on the BBC News website today. His name appeared on Slovenian TV a few years ago, apparently he was in Podkoren and Ljubljana several times, fly fishing. He even wrote a book "Salmonia or Days of Fly Fishing" (full content), published in 1832. In it, variability of salmonids, over fishing, stocking non native fish and taxonomic problems are mentioned beside personal experience of fly fishing in Great Britain, Ireland, Illyria (more or less present day Slovenia) and in several locations in Austria. Salmon, brown trout, huchen, grayling and charr are discussed, no mention of marble, softmouth or dentex trout.

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