The photos below show what I made this evening; people here call it a “water gun”. It’s a sharpened spike of metal with rubber tubing on one end – and that’s all there is to it! The second photo shows how it’s fired, the third and fourth photos show my “testing”, and the fifth photo shows the first “fish” I caught with it.
I haven’t caught a real fish with it yet, but that’s mainly because the water in the creek is too coudy because of the recent rains so I can’t see the fish below the surface. When it clears (probably after the Easter holidays) I’ll be back down at the creek, trying my hardest to catch a whopper!
Note: I’ve caught fish here in Guyana using cast-net and hook/line methods, but I’m not crossing off TG#9 until I catch a fish using this.