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Easily the best source of protein in a survival situation, fish are there for the taking. If the waters haven’t been poisoned beyond recognition you are going to have access to an incredible amount of protein via fishing.
Now, survival fishing is about a lot of things. It’s not as easy as buying any line and tossing any hook with any bait. You have to know your quarry to be most effective. Still, basic survival fishing knowledge will go a long way.
You should have basic fishing tackle and basic fishing knowledge. The other huge benefit of fishing is that you can leave a fishing rig or trap and work on other projects. Upon your return, you may find that you have dinner at the end of the line.
In other words, its a passive means of catching food and that can be a lifesaver in a survival situation.
You might think that all of the fishing involves lines and poles! Well, that is just not true. Instead, we are going to be focusing on two methods that can be done without a traditional fishing tackle. These are important to know, too!
The first is the study of fishing traps. A traditional fishing Wier can provide you will all sorts of fish and can be made up of sticks or rocks or a combination of both.
The fishing Wier is an ancient fish trap that has fed people for a long time.
The Black Walnut Fish Poison
The green husks of the black walnut contain something called Juglone. If you crush these hulls up and boil them in the water you will create a mixture that will stun fish in a small body of water. If you know where they are you can dump this into the water and the fish will float to the top stunned. You just net them or scoop them out!