What’s it about?
Fishing, whether active or passive, has been a means for us to secure food for thousands of years. Our hunter gatherer ancestors in the British Isles would have been very familiar with this technology taking advantage of streams, rivers, coastal areas and lakes.
What will I do on this primitive fishing kit course?
During this one day primitive fishing kit course, led by Billy Souter, you will look at various types of fishing hook, including lures, and how to create these beautiful things from what we can find in nature.
You will also make weights out of various types of stone.
By the end of the day you should be going home with a lovely set of hooks and weights.
You can view our full course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll provide tea & coffee, you’ll need to bring a packed lunch
Note: There’s a short walk from the meeting point to the camp.
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A very different way to spend a rainy Sunday but, as ever, well looked after at the Jack Raven site, with shelter to keep us dry & enable us to look at building a primitive fishing kit to catch fish (in theory anyway!).
You don’t have to be a fisherman to get value out of this course, indeed I don’t believe any of my fellow attendees were. Rather it’s an education as to what natural resources there are around us to put together hook, line and ‘sinkers’ (weights) to be able to go fishing if you wanted to. You get to think about the potential in some everyday items that may not ordinarily be given a second thought and apply them to the goal subject, in this case, fishing. The methods & materials used to construct the equipment can be applied to other subject matter though – as experienced by the attendees that went to the other related new course the previous day, making bone tools.
Billy is a patient and very knowledgeable tutor and his enthusiasm was clear to see. It was great to learn how the tools used on this course were created and see demonstrations of other bone tools at the end that weren’t needed today.