Fishing in the jungle
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Location- The middle of the jungle
Aim- To catch dinner to survive.
When we were handed a few hand lines, a few worms wrapped in a banana leaf and told to catch our dinner, it was a challenge we couldn't resist. Well we either caught fish or went hungry!

The river was situated in the heart of the Amazon so our first question was "can any of the fish kill us?!" We were assured that we would be fine so with a little more confidence we wandered into the shallow river. The locals here thread the worms onto the hook pretty much the same way as you would a rag or lug worm. So if it was good enough for them, then it was good enough for us.

As soon as you got the hang of casting the hand line (which did take a couple of minutes with the odd person ducking as the bait came flying back at them) the fish would give a very quick and hard bite. But not that easy to hook.

There was a certain way to strike which the guide explained and eventually we started to catch the odd fish. Now these weren't huge fish as you can see from the pictures but we were assured they would taste great!

Anyway after an hour of flicking out the baits we had a good little collection of various small fish and it was time to head back to camp and see what they tasted like.

After a gentle frying i have to admit they tasted quite good. A little bony as you would expect but the flesh was sweat and tasty.

I don't think they will hit the streets of London but a great experience.

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