The angler is believed to attract other fishes by means of its lure, and then to seize them with its enormous jaws.
In the time of Isaak Walton there stood by it a shady arbour to which the angler was wont to resort.
ANGLER, also sometimes called fishing-frog, frog-fish, seadevil (Lophius piscatorius), a fish well known off the coasts of Great Britain and Europe generally, the grotesque shape of its body and its singular habits having attracted the attention of naturalists of all ages.
The wide mouth extends The Angler (Lophius piscatorius).
The filament most important in the economy of the angler is the first, which is the longest, terminates in a lappet, and is movable in every direction.
Moreover, as the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature, much as the Compleat Angler did for that gentle art, we must affiliate to it the more finished products of later writers like Thoreau or Richard Jefferies.
We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which float through the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there.