Izaak Walton

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Izaak Walton
BirthplaceStafford, England
Known for Authoring The Compleat Angler

Walton, Izaak,

1593–1683, English writer. He wrote one of the most famous books in the English language, The Compleat Angler; or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation. The first edition appeared in 1653, and it was reissued frequently with additional material; the last edition in Walton's lifetime appeared in 1676. The book not only describes the technique of angling, but draws a picture of peace and simple virtue that was Walton's protest against the civil wars taking place at the time. He also wrote several biographies, including ones of John Donne (1640), Sir Henry Wotton (1651), and George Herbert (1670), all of whom were his friends.


See study by D. Novarr (1958); J. R. Cooper, The Art of The Compleat Angler (1968).

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Front: Izaak Walton, Nathan Butler, Ethan Cartwright, Tom Ashton, Harry Lloyd-Anderson, Ellis Smith, Jack Ralf Picture by Eric Kershaw (zyhudd190911ossker)
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His knowledge and ability to bring people together gives me confidence that we can and will protect Minnesota's rich and diverse landscapes forever," says Charlotte Brooker, Chair of the Executive Board of the Izaak Walton League of America.
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The parade will see three giant, bespoke, nine-foot high fibre glass-cast sculptures - each depicting Stafford's favourite sons, Izaak Walton, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Ralph de Stafford -unveiled to the public for the first time.
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They helped complete an innovative, state-of-the-art lake shoreline stabilization project that has become a labor of love for another group of volunteers -- the Pinchot Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America.
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The Thames was once Britain's best salmon river and feeder streams like the Wandle and Fleet - where the author Izaak Walton fished - were teeming with trout and salmon.