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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Fish are fun to catch.  They're also good to eat.  Youtube and/or your grandpa can probably teach you all you need to know to catch and prepare a fish.  Preparation methods vary depending on the species and where it came from.  For instance, freshwater trout are often cooked with the skin and bones attached while warmer water freshwater fish are often filleted (walleyes, panfish, pike).  Preparation techniques also vary by country/region so do whatever you want as long as the fish is treated humanely along with the people eating your dish.


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to catch and prepare at least one pound of fish meat
      o multiple small fish or maybe one large fish

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of the fish with your fish catching gear and where the fish came from in the background
 - A picture of the cleaned/gutted/filleted or otherwise ready-to-cook fish (on a scale or obviously more than one pound)
 - A picture of the prepared dish

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so the fish can't come from your aquaponics system, nor an aquaculture system, nor a store
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I went on a canoe camping trip in Ontario a month ago.  Too bad there isn't a BB for paddling all day :)  I caught lots of fish and these three walleyes made it into our dinner one day.  They ranged in size from 15-18 inches.  I caught them on a jig with a twister tail and a half a night crawler on the hook.
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The three monsters
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Fillets in the bag
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Meat on our plates
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Can "fish" be extended to "seafood" for this? We regularly forage for shellfish (cockles, oysters, winkles, prawns, seaweed) around our local coast, but there doesn't seem to be a spot to include it at present.
 
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I think Otis would be just as impressed with foraging up some oysters as he would foraging up a carp.  So I think so.  As long as it's a critter (not a plant) and preferably one that requires killing and cleaning.  I'm not sure if that applies to any of those seashore items you mentioned since I live many miles from an ocean.  I think Otis would like to see that someone can search out a pound of aquatic meat, that they can stomach the process of killing and gutting and that they can turn it into a meal.
 
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Given the above, I hope this can count for this foraging badge bit!


We have a lovely local patch where we can harvest oysters, cockles and winkles - way more than can be quickly consumed. We have made a few trips there since finding it.

Here is a trip I made with my eldest, with the plan to cook up a feast on the beach. Also included are photos of harvest of 8kg of cockles which we used in a few meals - seafood pasta was fabulous, with cream and smokey bacon. My youngest steals my oysters, which simultaneously makes me sad and a big proud of raising proper food lovers.

Locally we have a commercial oyster farm, and their oysters spawn and spread all along this coast line. Most people don’t even realise they are there to collect.
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Our cockling beach... the oyster bed is just to the right of this shot
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8kg of cockles
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My oyster thief
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Per Paul: This was an edge case so it got pushed to me. Not a fish and not a montana thing. But since is more than triple the required pound, I'm going to allow it. I certify this BB is complete!

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This is a favorite fishing spot our family calls “Paradise” because of the beautiful waterfall and quiet tranquility.
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Here in Finland, so the catching is always good and with too many lakes to count, the abundance of freshwater fish is amazing. Trapping is a nice way of just setting and forgetting and takes no time to check with the old row boat.
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Apologies for the cheesy smile hahah
Apologies for the cheesy smile hahah
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She's a boney one
She's a boney one
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The rest went to the rest of the family
The rest went to the rest of the family
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Note: Was that fish one pound or greater?

 
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So it took me a while to get back around to this BB but alas here I am with another fish just to get me pushed over the pound mark. Apparently the fish just weren't finding the trap this season despite moving them around multiple times. But hopefully this alond with my other BB submission gets me across the line!
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Trapped in the lake
Trapped in the lake
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Filleted and weighed. Just shy of a pound
Filleted and weighed. Just shy of a pound
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Made into a sweet and sour soup where the rest went to my lady
Made into a sweet and sour soup where the rest went to my lady
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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