The Little Weever, Or Sting Fish (Trachinus Vipera), is more common than the greater weever. They are not to be confounded with the father lasher or Greenland bull-head (Cottus scorpius), which is also called ' sting-fish,' in addition to the names of sea scorpion and three-spined cottus, and has spines which can inflict nasty wounds.
This brings to an end all that the space at my disposal will allow me to write of British sea fish, and the more sportsmanlike methods of capturing them. I am inclined to apologise for sundry repetitions, but most of these seemed desirable in the interests of lucidity. So far as was possible, I have followed a careful arrangement of matter, but the seeker after information concerning this delightful branch of fishing will be well advised to diligently use the index.
The Viper Weever. The Greater Weever.
There only remains for me the expression of a cordial wish that my readers' lines may be cast in pleasant places, that my shortcomings will be regarded with lenient eyes in a book which is in many respects a new departure, and that the information and advice given herein will lead to increased takes of fish and greater enjoyment in their capture than was possible with the clumsy methods of bygone days. Having said this, I make way joyfully for my brother contributors, and so end not with ' Finis,' but Farewell.