One area which I don’t have a great deal of knowledge about is fishing. Sure, like everyone else I know the rudimentary requirements, either fishing as in rod and reel and what we recognise as fishing as well as the larger scale net fishing from massive fishing boats.
For one thing, I’ve never really done any fishing and thus the nuances in casting and reeling fish in are unknowns to me. I see this being the fish equivalent of hunting with air rifles or bows and arrows. You can catch things but there are vastly more efficient ways such as trapping, in this case nets and fish traps which again can be left in place and collected during the day. I have some books on these subjects and some nets but no real experience because of my distance from the sea and the current fishing laws.
The one area I am looking at is having my own fish farm. Nothing as sophisticated as what you usually understand as a fish farm but more a set of barrels and containers which I can grow fish in and then simply fasm them when needed. There are some recommended fish, Tiliapa, for example which are said to be practically tasteless but as we want the protien more than the taste another dish that we need spices for.
So in my preps I am building my fish farm which I will keep lightly stocked until there is an issue. Nets and fish traps for placement in rivers when it is possible and although I do have a rod and reel, in fact a few of them, I see them being a last resort.
Amyone got any fishing tips they want to share? Personally, I’m interested in nets and traps so an article on those would not go amiss.