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VIETNAM 2013 #144

Somewhere on the way to Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta region, this man was casting a fishing net in a river by the road. On other occasions, I had seen other people do it but I was never near enough or in the right position.

The net is circular with small weights around its edge. It is cast by hand in such a way that it spreads out on the water and sinks. The fish are caught as the fisherman is hauling the net back in.

This type of net has been used for thousands of years in Vietnam and many other countries. Fishing this way is very effective for catching small fish.

Tags: Fisherman Vietnam Mekong delta Somewhere Landscape and travel CASTING A FISHING NET DONG THAP PROVINCE

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JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 6:15PM
A lovely set and hope the fisherman was successful.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2013 6:22PM
Excellent timing, Jean-Noel, well captured. Hope he had a good capture, too Smile Carol
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 7:19PM
Passing on the tricks of the trade to his son, maybeSmile

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
2 Nov 2013 7:29PM
An image showing the skill of the fisherman. Superb capture Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
10 10 10 England
3 Nov 2013 9:48AM
Perfect timing in this excellent set JN.
3 Nov 2013 4:03PM
Excellent timing
3 Nov 2013 4:32PM
Glad to make it 30, Jean-Noel - this is a superb sequence of photos!
Timed to perfection!
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 8:06PM
An excellent sequence.


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