This was one of the first things I remember building as a child and the knowledge has stayed with me all my life. This small fish trap is easy to make and very cheap too, making it the perfect project to start off with.
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Step 1: Materials Needed
- An empty 2 litre drink bottle
- A craft knife (a pair of scissors will do the same job)
- Some string
- A piece of A4 paper
- Some sticky tape
- A marker pen
- A small screwdriver
Step 2: Preparing the bottle
Step 3: Making the holes
Step 4: Add the handle
Once they are tied you should have a handle to carry the fish trap and a means of securing it when in the water.
Step 5: Fin
Try experimenting with different bait types inside the bottle fish trap. One thing you could do is use fishing wire instead of string. This will make it harder for fish to see.
Whether you use fishing wire or string, give yourself a long enough piece so that your anchor is far enough away from the entrance. For an anchor I would just use a sturdy stick, stuck into the ground then loop your handle over that.
Once you've finished with the fish bottle trap, you can simply put it in the recycling bin.
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