Aksakov's Notes on Fishing in Russian Context
Notes on Technical Matters
The Origin of the Fishing Outfit
Assembly of the Fishing Outfit
On Selecting a Swim
On Fishing Skill
On Fish in General
3. Stone Loach
13. River Carp
14. Pond Carp, or Carpia
16. Crucian Carp
21. Taimen, or Redling
22. Trout, or Spottle
Boulters and Trimmers
Appendix 1: Selected Fishing Prose by Aksakov
"Floodwater and Fishing the Spring Runoff"
From "A Few Words on Sportsmen's Superstitions and Signs"
From "Strange Sporting Occurrences"
From "New Notes on Sport"
"A Few Words on Angling in Early Spring and Late Autumn"
Letter to the Editor of Sporting Journal, 23 October 1858
Appendix 2: Selected Fishing Poetry by Aksakov
"There is my homeland!"
"The Fisherman's Woe: A Russian Idyll"
"Believe me, there's no greater torment"
"Swim forth with caution"
"There at last, for all our patience"
"Fisherman, fisherman, stern is your fate"
"31 October 1856"
"17 October: To A. N. Maikov"
"In Thomas Hodge's beautiful translation, Aksakov brings the same kind of urbanity and insight to rivers, fish, and fishing that Russia's great nineteenth-century novelists brought to her aristocracy, families, misfits, soldiers, and lovers. This book is a classic." —David James Duncan, author of The River Why and The Brothers K
"Notes on Fishing is a joyful gem of a book." —Nick Lyons
"There can be no better introduction for American readers to a largely untapped store of nature writing than this translation of one of the central texts in Russia's response to its rich natural environment." —Andrew Durkin