Trapping Fish in a Life or Death Situation

This post was last updated on July 16th, 2021 at 11:36 am

How to make a Fish Trap

How to make a fish trapThis trap works best if you put it in a small side channel in a stream or river. You should try to block off almost the entire river channel with the trap. Any part that you do not block off entirely, you will want to still make it so that the fish cannot get through easily. Try to leave little choice for the fish to take any route through other than through your trap. Once the fish are inside of your trap area, you can block off the exits and spear them.

The fish will theoretically enter the trap through the two openings and not be able to escape right away.  As you can see in the photo, part of the trap is made with sticks. If sticks are all that is available, the entire trap could be made of them. There are a lot of ways to make this, the diagram on the right is just one option.  This trap will have a high success rate if built properly. This could be your bread and butter in a survival situation. Fish are usually plentiful  in most areas and they are a great resource. They are also easy to cook and loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals. One of the main problems with survival is not getting proper nutrition. When you are out in the wilderness working for food, you are in need of a very high protein source. Fish will provide you the energy and protein you need to push through the tough times and get the job done.