Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Describe j as a fisherman. What did the narrator lack,according to the more experienced fishermen?

Chapter 17

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After describing Streatley as a fishing town, J. advises readers not to fish in the Thames because there is nothing to be caught there but minnows and dead cats. J. explains that being a good angler has nothing to do with fishing, and everything to do with one’s ability to tell believable lies about the number of fish one has caught. He provides several examples of men he has met who have lied convincingly about their catch.