Synchronised Fishing

Lockdown is on and the local fishermen on country boats are absent in the backwaters.

That’s not a concern for these waterbirds. They are a bunch landing in to do a strategic fishing effort.

A pleasing view for me sitting in the balcony

Synchronised Fishing

Family Fishing

One of the more beautiful sights in the morning when I am on my favourite seat is the fishing going on in the backwaters.

Local fishermen are in their country boats using traditional method of casting the net, the only difference being that almost all their boats are now motorised and not having to use row.

But these fisherfolk seen in the picture are not locals. They are from the neighbouring state of Karnataka with their coracles.

Their fishing method resembles the solar system, like the earth going around the sun while turning round on it’s own axis.

These coracles spread the nets around while making their own rotational move encircling the fish swiftly.

The most important and sweet thing is that it’s the husband and wife team in each of the coracles. That makes it so heartwarming.

Right now it’s raining and they are still out there earning the bread for the family and fish for us.

Wish them a good catch.

Family Fishing