Setting traps and nets for fish

You can leave the rod overnight, but you must check it out before dawn, because larger fish can eat the prey. The caught fish also breaks up frequently, most often together with a hook. Traps can successfully remain in place for up to several days. Networks no – they can only be made briefly, unless used as a trawl. Various fish get entangled in the manca, so if such a net is laid across a flowing river, any fish in the area will quickly catch or eat, whether they are edible or not. Therefore, blocking the stream or river Manca is forbidden in most countries. Such nets should only be blocked in the event of starvation.


1 Make a stone wall in the middle of the stream, the best place is the bend, in which the current slows down, and the stream widens.

2 Drive three strong piles at a distance to the bottom 30 cm one from the other. Set them up at an angle to the current, lest the water topple the palisade. Place a few poles in front of the piles. Drive three additional piles into the bottom in front of them. Place as many poles between the poles, until the dam is built.

3 Drive two piles on both sides of the resulting channel and tie the net to them. The fish will not swim over the dam, so they will have to enter the sewer, and there the net will stop them. When you stop fishing, take off the net, and also remove the horizontal poles from the dam.

Drag, as the name suggests, collects fish while hauling. One person throws the end of the net over the shoulders and enters the water, the other stays on the shore. The first one is receding so far, until the net is unfastened. Then it begins to make a semicircle towards the shore. After leaving the water, all the fish, within the range of the network, are trapped. You can pull such a net ashore and start making fish there.

Fishing by the shore - Two people can fish the shoal of fish near the shore with a large net.