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How To Make A Fish Trap – Fast Weaving Method

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In this video I am building a fishtrap. I try to use willow bark which is much easier to weave the basket and much faster than willow shots. I needed like 5 hours to build this trap. I didn’t catch anything so far, but I keep trying. Next time I am going to make the hole of the entrance a little bit bigger, because it might have been too small.

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How To Make A Fishtrap – Fast Weaving Method

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12 thoughts on “How To Make A Fish Trap – Fast Weaving Method

  1. Knife used in this video . Unfortunately I had no luck fishing with the trap. I think that maybe the entry whole is too small. What do you guys think? In this small river we have small fish up to 30 cm length and cray fish. Thanks for watching.

    1. joakim oskarsson I have watched the video of lily reviewing her new knife twice now and I’m not seeing it, the last comment lily makes about the knife is how she is looking forward to using it, either I have a low attention span or we are watching different videos.

    2. you look happier lately…. mmm?

      I live in B.C. in Canada and worked as a commercial fisherman.
       I’ve caught lots of crabs, crayfish & minnows in traps. although i cant comment on entrance size…it varies (you’ll sort that one out soon ). bait-sent dispersion and current direction are important. most water creatures hunt by sent so if they smell food they go up stream to find it, and if the front door is wide open and straight ahead they just wander right in and see what’s cookin ( or what’s rotting ) if they need to go round and round up an over to find the entrance this reduces your chances of capture…so carefully line up the trap with the dominant currant and the direction the critter is likely going. the next thing is can they see the bait in full view from the entrance it needs to be centred in the trap and as far away from the trap walls as possible you don’t want them on the out side thinking they can reach it from the out side. when said critter is at the entrance it should be tied firmly just out of reach but straight ahead so that last easy step to reach the bait, … and there caught. now the scent of the bait… more is better, think buffet not one wee kibble . cut it or smash it up to maximize the plume of blood and carnage but be mindful long and consistent dispersion is better than all at once and than nothing . baits with high oil content seem to work better than all others , as oil is none water soluble, the tiny oil globules hang together better and travel farther than water soluble compounds. I hope some of this will help put fish in the pan. I enjoyed this video thanks for making it Lilly

    3. Survival Lilly, I think that you’re doing everyone a favor teaching us how to prepare for anything! thank you for that… hugs

  2. I think turning the entrance cone of the fish trap to face down stream will make it easier for the fish to enter.  They will be following the scent trail in the water and will enter the entrance cone as they follow the scent trail.  That is the method I have always used in the past.  seemed to work then.

  3. Put the opening downstream instead of upstream. The scent goes downstream and the fish follow it back. You may be attracting fish who couldn’t find a way in because of where you put the opening.

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