The Shoot, Amwell Magna Fishery, 1888.
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Photogravure of a photograph by Peter Henry Emerson, from 'The Compleat Angler', Volume 1, (1888). This stretch of the River Lea in Hertfordshire was fished by Izaak Walton in the 17th century. Amwell Magna Fishery, established in 1841, is the oldest fly fishing club in Britain.