Post by antiag21 on Aug 23, 2014 15:43:19 GMT 10
Just wondering who here lives on the coast, or near a river system and doesnt include fishing/tackle as part of their preps.....
Ive been fishing since i was a young kid, now in my early 30s so ive collected a lot of tackle over the years, more than i need : /
But i realised there might be some coastal dwellers around that would never have cast a line in their lives, not realising how easy it can be to catch a feed of fish.
One could easily catch enough to feed a family/group in under an hour with little effort, a simple lure like a Twisty or even a home made jobbie like a piece of straw on a small hook will entice species like herring and gardie.
these can be had at Kmart or Tackle shops for a couple of dollars....
These home made jobs would cost pennies per lure
Add in a bottle of Fish/Tuna oil to use as a berly (fish attractant) and the Herring, Gardie and even Whiting would be yours for the taking.
Just dig a litle hole at your feet and pour some oil into it and cover back up, let the waves and wash do the rest.....or even mix the oil with some sand and throw it out to your hook.
What fish scraps you have left over would be great as bait for the next food gathering mission, alternatively you could let it rot and use the Maggots that would soon be abundant as bait.
For bigger meals you could set up a drop line and leave it over night, or just for a few hours even, leaving you to attend to other duties...
Just add a bigger hook, some weight to keep it in place and one of the Herring/Gardie, perfect for a small shark or Ray.
All this tackle would easily fit in a small tin for your BOB or Pack, add in some nylon fishing line on a smal handreel and you have a break from the Rabbit, Roo (other game meat)
that youve been chowing down on for weeks/months lol
Just some thoughts i had while staring at my pc screen....