Fishermen throwing fish nets, sea shore fishing snaps from kerala beaches, FORT COCHIN beach

Fishing from the waves, some afternoon snaps from the beach of fort Cochin, Kerala. Shallow water fishing like this are a common scene in the beaches of kerala, eventhough heavy catches are not expected. Throwing of these fishing nets needs some skill to trap the fish properly.

The fishing net is thrown in a special way to spread the net during the flight and land evenly on the water. These nets are used for shore fishing as well as from fishing boats. Its observed that to catch the fish efficiently the depth of the water shouldn't be more than the radius of the fish net thrown.

These type of nets are also used popularly in the inland water bodies like lakes, rivers and in dam reservoirs where their are no underwater obstructions like dangling branches or reefs. The nets are ideal only to water bodies with a clean under water bed. Otherwise the nets will be trapped onto obstructions and gets damaged while getting pulled up. An ideal beach-fishing method.

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