Fishing for food

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Fishing for food

Aeonir
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Joined: 21 Oct 2017, 21:17

22 Oct 2017, 18:59 #1

The dutch government is raising taxes on food, i have trouble eating healthy as is, a hunting license is near impossible to get here, a fishing licence is easy though: any tips on hooking fish large enough to eat. My experience​ with fishing is with a 7buck rod as a kid, never really fished since, but i suppose i'll have to soon. I'll mostly be going for bass which is common and supposed to be tasty.

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Hhop
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22 Oct 2017, 19:15 #2

It does not take an expensive pole and tackle to catch fish to eat. I would  suggest to start simple; a basic rod and reel, with night crawlers or whatever  worms are natural to your area. Show us pictures of your fish!
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Aeonir
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22 Oct 2017, 19:17 #3

I'll post pictures, seems like i'll be raiding my parents attic for dad's fishing gear. (I'll ask first though, i'm a nice raider.)

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Robson Valley
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22 Oct 2017, 21:05 #4

1.  Read a copy of your fishing regulations to see what you can and can't do.
2.  Everything which is illegal works the best.
3.  Realize that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water.  Not all water is good fish habitat.
4.  For most of our predatory fresh water fish, really big lures and baits catch the biggest fish.
5.  In some philosophies, every day spent fishing is a day which is not counted in your life span.
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Aeonir
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23 Oct 2017, 05:16 #5

Unfortunately we have a lot of inspectors here and i don't feel like paying fines, i will see if i can find a good spinner for catching bass.

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Robson Valley
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23 Oct 2017, 06:07 #6

I have had the priviledge to fish for just about everything except bass!
Your bass, what do they like?  Top-water surface attractants like poppers and frogs?
Or are they submarine ambush assassins?
Good luck with this.  Don't forget to pack a lemon.
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Aeonir
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23 Oct 2017, 07:14 #7

Read the rules about bringing fish home: no more than 10 fishes and they need to have reached a size depending on the fish. 15cm for bass i think, any smaller and there won't be enough meat on them anyway

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Robson Valley
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23 Oct 2017, 17:27 #8

10 per day could be a reasonable limit.  Minimum 15 cm seems really small.  As you say, not much to them at that size.
Can you fish with baits or must you uses artificial lures?
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Aeonir
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23 Oct 2017, 17:38 #9

Only invertebrates as bait, so worms and insect larvae are pretty good choices

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Robson Valley
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23 Oct 2017, 18:08 #10

Great news!  I've always enjoyed a slow day, fishing with worms or even grasshoppers.
I think they were banned some 40+ years ago here.
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