We have a rod and some fake fishes as bites with us on our trip around the world. We already tried to catch some fish in the Black sea in Romania. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to catch a fish. 
One day we were laying at the beach and we saw a fisherman getting one after another fishes out of the sea. We decided to go there and ask him what he was fishing with. Although he didn’t speak English or another language we understood, he made us clear that he was fishing with small pieces of fish and raw chicken.
After this conversation we went to the supermarket to buy fish and chicken and tried again to catch some fish. Guess what.. It worked!! We caught some fishes!