Cooking fish over a campfire is a great activity for children. When you are on a camping trip, you can catch your own dinner if you are going to be fishing. If you have enough fish from your daily catch to make a full meal, cook them on the campfire. While you can cook them easily on a grill set over the campfire, it is also possible to cook the fish very quickly and easily using a few simple wooden skewers.
Wait until the campfire has died down to coals.
Clean the fish using a sharp knife. Cleaning a fish involves removing the scales and cutting a vent in the fish's stomach stretching from the gills to the tail, which allows you to remove the entrails. Cut along the back of the fish to remove the dorsal fin.
Skewer the cleaned fish on a wooden skewer, starting with the tail and pushing until the sharpened end comes out of the fish's mouth.
Combine salt, pepper and a small amount of lemon juice in a bowl.
Brush a small amount of the lemon juice mixture on the sides of the fish.
Plant the sharpened end of the skewer in the coals of the campfire, pushing down far enough that the skewer stands on its own.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each fish.
Allow the fish to cook over the coals until the flesh is warm and flaky. Depending on the heat of the coals, this might take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
Remove the fish from the fire and serve.