Here's a highly effective method of fishing which I don't think has been covered yet.
Taken from a trip last year in the jungle of Guyana, S.America.
The key ingredient.
These roots are beaten and crushed to exude the juices within.
They are then tied into a bundle with some tree bark cordage and dipped in the water.
The juices turn the water milky and the cloud goes down through the water and has the effect of bringing any fish life to the surface.
It effectively starves them of oxygen.
This is where the fun starts. They could easily have been scooped up by hand or with a net but why do that when you have bows and arrows?
Great practise for us although this chap, one of our guides, doesn't really need it.
Here's what was collected in a matter of minutes.
The effects of the root don't last forever and eventually the water regains its balance and any fish that didn't get caught make a recovery.