NEW ZEALAND PREPPERS
Disaster Survival Guide!
 


FISHING

If you have fish hooks and line you're way ahead of the game. You can bait a several hooks, string them on a line across the waterway, and then walk away. Tie it between a couple trees a couple of feet above the water, and then you can either rely on the water flow to keep the bait near the surface, or simply put just enough line down to your hooks to not allow them to sink.

FISHING
If you have fish hooks and line (in your survival kit), then you're way ahead of the game. You can bait a several hooks, string them on a line across the waterway, and then walk away. Tie it between a couple trees a couple of feet above the water, and then you can either rely on the water flow to keep the bait near the surface, or simply put just enough line down to your hooks to not allow them to sink. If the water is moving, your bait will be dancing to entice the fish. If there's little or no movement, you can tie some leaf covered branches to the paracord to catch the wind, which also makes your bait look lively.
Fish Spears
Fish spears are used to stab fish while they are still in the water. It can take a lot of patience to utilise this fishing method successfully, as one has to wait rock still for the fish to swim within range.
Another factor complicating this method is that of the refraction angle of an object when it is in the water. Objects in the water appear much closer than they actually are.
1. A stout stuck is split down the middle at one end. The resulting 2 stick ends are made into points by sharpening. A small stick is wedged into the bottom of the crack to force the pointed ends apart.
2. A piece of sharpened bone splinter is affixed to each spear point, just down from the end. You will likely have to cut a small slot in the wood to help keep the bones pointing down towards the center of the split. The idea here is that when you spear a fish with this tool, the fish will be gripped on each side by the bone pieces, and will not simply slide away. The main wood ends are sharpened in case the fish doesn't slip neatly in between them.
3. A larger piece of wood has been wedged into the crack, to force the ends apart even further. Note that the main stick is bound just below the crack to prevent it from splitting apart below that point. The bone fragments have been tied on with heavier cordage as well.
Tickle A Trout
The technique was a common practice used by boys, poachers and working men in times of economic stress. Poachers using the method required no nets, rods or lines or any other incriminating equipment if apprehended by the police or gamekeepers.
The fish are watched working their way up the shallows and rapids. When they come to the shelter of a ledge or a rock it is their nature to slide under it and rest. The poacher sees the edge of a fin or the moving tail, or maybe he sees neither; instinct, however, tells him a fish ought to be there, so he takes the water very slowly and carefully and stands up near the spot. He then kneels on one knee and passes his hand, turned with fingers up, deftly under the rock until it comes in contact with the fish's tail. Then he begins tickling with his forefinger, gradually running his hand along the fish's belly further and further toward the head until it is under the gills. Then comes a quick grasp, a struggle, and the prize is wrenched out of his natural element, stunned with a blow on the head, and landed in the pocket of the poacher.
Fish Traps
Fish swim next to banks at night or move from deep holes into shallow water to feed. They can often be directed into traps from which they are unlikely to escape.
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Funnel Trap
Make the walls of the funnel trap with piled-up stones or tightly spaced sticks driven solidly into the river or lakebed. Close the entrance to the trap, roil the water, then either spear the fish or net them with a seine made by tying a shirt or other cloth between two stout poles.
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