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 Mekong Fishing

A traditional, quite exhausitng, but widely used fishing method throughout the Mekong Delta. It takes a while and many throws to actually catch anything substantial, but it only requires a small boat, a net, a good sense of balance, and a lot of practice.

The fisher in this picture had a very elegant and impressive technique. A bit unusual in this scene is the luxury of a boat driver as most fishers are on their own when out on the waters of the Mekong. Shot in Ben Tre, Eastern Mekong Delta. [80mm, f10, 1/250, ISO100]

Keyword tags: Ben Tre, Mekong, Vietnam, Fishing, Fishing net, Fishing net throwing, Traditional fishing