It has been over a decade that I have not gone fishing in a river. I used to improvise and make fishing rods from arundo donax sticks and dig the ground for living worms as lure. Fishing really is a fun activity that requires discipline and patience. It can be incredible rewarding, but sometime it just sucks. You stay put in a place for hours and you catch just a few fish and sometimes they are relatively small. Nonetheless, fishing is a great adventure and cheap hobby to get into.