Hooks with Millors-thumbs, Loaches, Menowes, or Gudgins: tye to every noose a Line baited: these Lines must be laid crosse the River in the deepest places, either with stones, or pegged, so the Line lie in the bottome of the river, there is no doubt of taking a dish of Eeles; you must have a small neeld with an eye, to bait your hooks.
If you arme with silke, the neeld must be made with an eye: then must you take one of those Baits alive (which you can get) and with one of your neelds enter within a strawes breath of the Gill of the Fish, so put the neeld betwixt the skin and the
If you arm your hook with wyre, the neeld must be made with a small hook at the one end thereof.
Deep clerks she dumbs; and with her neeld composes
But to stick a neeld in, and make the gimp run that way, and fresh bind the bottom, -- good lack! they should count you a very heathen an 'you asked them.