Supplementing Regular Income With River Fishing


In today’s job market, the competition is fierce and the learning curves are steep. It becomes incumbent therefore for any regular income earner who happens to have found a source of regular monthly/yearly income to thinkup other ways of supplementing their income for a sustanable house hold and great living standards in any community they may find themselves. In this article, I am going to outline the various ways in which people living around marshy areas and river sides could supplement thier income by doing River Fishing. Ofcourse, it can be done alongside a daily job. Do river fishing early in the morning before you go for work (a healthy practicce) and/or do river fishing after work.

In the first place, river fishing has to do with all activities related to getting lifestock from the river and not only fish. This can be done with a small startup investment. The following list comprises the startup items for river fishing:

  1. Get a fishing net from local legal fishing authorities 2. Get some marine lifes’ food from local agric providers 3. Get some two or three buckets and a place to store the varieties.

Supplement your kitchen spices with River Fishing Save some of your regular income by getting prouns and crabs from the very river near you Set your net late in the nights after work. Remember to pour into the river some aquatic prey or food. Early the next morning, check your net and you’ll notice that you have some life stock to supplement your regular income.

Supplement your protein intake with River Fishing This activity is very exciting, even morethan the others, follow the same instructions as above inorder to set your net for fish farming. Collect the fish in your buckets and count how much of your regular income you’ve saved while sleeping in the night. You could also get more fish over the week end days by doing the activity every four hours.

Sell some of the fish from river fishing You could dry the fish, store it in refregirators, or smoke it for the african market. After these value adding activities have been carried out on the products of your river farming activities, you could decide to sell your out put in local markets. The cash from it will go a long way to supplement your regular income.

River Fishing Tips


River fishing involves fishing methods used in catching fish from a water body identified as a river. One can fish in a river from the river shores by wading or where the depth and the size of the river are possibly deep and wide; a boat can be used instead. Fishermen need to use particular types of fishing baits or rigs casting methods because of the natural river movements (Kugach, 1993). Understanding the river fishing tips is an important way of catching fish successfully. Most river fishing tips are similarly the same as they can be utilized in catching different species of fish. The river fishing tips include the following:

1) Find the backwaters of the river-some of the famous game fish such as Largemouth bass that are found in the rivers are not too fond of the heavy water currents, hence, will inhabit the creeks of the backwater that break off the rivers and reenter it downstream.

2) Finding the weeds-if one can identify a calm place of the river that has growing weeds, then that will probably be a prime fishing location. Weeds are not so common in the rivers, and thus fish will group themselves in the calm places of the river having weed growth.

3) Have some pairs of polarized glasses-these will help in seeing better through the water as one navigates through the river and thus, easy search of the fish locations.

4) Fish near the islands-most of the rivers have islands in them that hold some nice fish in their slack areas thus, providing a good habitat for fish.

5) Talk to the locals-fishermen or the locals living along the river shores can help in sharing out essential information on what they oftenly utilize for successful fishing, such as their fishing methods, best location to find more fish and the best time to fish.

6) Using bottom bounce live bait-this involves using live bait and bouncing it off the bottom. Understanding the best method to bounce the bait with the current and use of the right fishing rigs will help in a successful fishing.

7) Take time before withdrawing the hook-take the time before setting the hook by letting the fish get the bait down. Withdrawing earlier might make the fish not to take the bait for a second chance.

8) Reduce the noise levels-this will help to prevent scaring the fish. This can be done by anchoring gently and navigating silently as possible.


Kugach, G. (1993). Fishing basics. Stackpole Books.