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Anyone fish?

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Pitched up next to a lake which obviously contained fish, got me thinking about the possibility of carrying a fishing rod with me ... yea, yea I know.

Anyway a little internet searching turned up a few pen/pocket fishing rods. They're certainly light and small enough to carry but would they actually be any use for catching fish? Link to one I found below.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poachers-Pen-Fi ... pd_cp_sg_3

Has anyone tried one? Would I be wasting my time? Is it all a bit too Ray Mears? ... I know nowt about fishing as I'm sure you can tell.
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Has anyone tried one? Would I be wasting my time? Is it all a bit too Ray Mears?
No. Probably. Yes*.

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* Ray would probably make his own rod out of hazel rods and line from platted horse hair. He would also make a boat to fish out of. Which birch-bark canoe for bikepacking?
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Dynamite :D

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The quality look a little dubious to me.

Google bush craft fishing or hobo fishing. Basically you just carry line and tackle wrapped around a coke can or coke bottle that acts as your reel.

Weight weenies can wrap their tackle round their coke can burner ;)

If you want to get all Ray Mears check out this vid about 1:55 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvRR5MTBBQI
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Cheers Nevis ... think I'll knock up a basic line and use a stick, bivvy pole, etc for a rod. I'll also pack food as i've never caught a fish in my life :D
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If going to fish where it is stocked, take some go cat and bait your hooks with it glued to a hook, the pellets stock fish are raised on are nearly identical to Go Cat
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