Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lake fishing

Rex reports: On a bike ride along the western side of Lake Erhai we came across two locals loading a small electric welder into their ‘tinnie’ then rowing a short distance into the lake. One of the men began dipping a steel fishing net into the water and shortly thereafter scooped several stunned fish into the boat. In some parts of China it seems electric fishing is easier than baiting and waiting.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear of the radiator trouble, but what a great place to spend a few days. Had four days in Dali in 1985 when they only used cormorants of catch fish in Er Hai - with a small hoop around their neck to prevent ingestion - so the marvels of modern electronic fishing show the pace of change!
    Travel safely,


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