Me Fishing

When I went fishing with Chinese net fishermen of Kochi

Taking a stroll in the Fort Kochi area, revealed around a dozen chinese fishing net lined on the banks of the sea. It was off-season so none of the fishermen were getting much of a catch in their nets.

Chinese Fishing Net - First Glimpse
Chinese Fishing Net – First Glimpse

The pictures that one generally sees of Chinese fishing net is something like this.

Chinese Fishing Net
Chinese Fishing Net

I decided to stroll on to the deck of one of the fishing nets and started clicking a group of fishermen tugging at their net.

Fishermen hard at work
Fishermen hard at work
Chinese fishing mechanism
Chinese fishing mechanism

They were a group of 6 men, and in any other place I would not probably have strayed into a shed with 6 men. But these guys were really pleasant and happy to be pictured through my lens. So they asked me to join as well! And I said yes!

Me Fishing
Tugging at the net!
Lowering the Fishing Net
Lowering the Fishing Net

After a lot of heave and ho, we managed to get the net up! Two of them helped me to tie the ropes as two others rushed to get a look at their loot.

Not done with the fun yet
Exhilarating!
Scooping the catch
Scooping the catch
Here we go
Here we go
Carrying the loot
Carrying the loot
Strange frog
Strange frog

Well we did not catch much fish but did get hold of this strange looking frog! After chatting a bit with the gang, they agreed for a group pic and we bade farewell! I don’t know about them but I had one hell of a time 🙂

My fishermen partners
My fishermen partners

You can also take a photo journey through Kochi with me.




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