Fishing techniques, part 1

Anyone, who practices sport fishing today, the following traditional methods of fishing will seem barbaric. However, they are both successful as an angler with professional equipment, as well as yours using these primitive ways, it depends primarily on knowing the habits of the fish. Observe the direction of the fish flow from time to time at different times of the day, remember, where and when they forage, what they eat. Then define your catch strategy. Having makeshift fishing equipment, watch out, so as not to break it. Always remember, that the most important thing is your own safety. The techniques described here can be applied to rivers and streams, as well as in coastal ravines flooded with salt water. Some of them are prohibited in many countries, therefore they should only be used in an emergency.


The rod automatically draws the fish
When the fish bites, the line is pulled out of the cut, the rod straightens and the hook is stuck into the fish's mouth.

Flowing line
The more hooks you put in the water at the same time, the more likely it is, that something will catch on to them. The fish, however, can gnaw the bait, before you catch them. Only use this method in a critical situation, on narrow passes and both freshwater streams, as well as marine.


Use an ice saw or knife to cut a small hole at the edge, to check, whether the ice is thick enough – at least 5 cm – and will not break down under your weight. Cut an air hole in diameter 30 cm. The hole must be cut, not knock out, because that would weaken the ice, that could break down. Tie the line at the end of the hook with the bait to the pin, this one to a stick lying across the ice hole.