Chinese fishing nets on Lake Vembanad

Arun Kumar N Trivandrum "We had hired a boat to explore the lake Vembanad and it was perhaps the right call. Watching the fishermen using the Chinese fishing nets against a beautiful sunset was a unique experience; something like I had never seen before."

If you happen to come across a sight of giant cobwebs suspended from what looks like enormous spider legs across the picturesque Vembanad Lake, then take a moment and stop to admire how these finely constructed Chinese fishing nets make a catch.

It is a hypnotic experience to observe the slow rhythmic movements of these Chinese fishing nets from the lakeshore. Four to six people operate them using the cantilever technique where the nets are first gently lowered into the still waters and then pulled back, a few minutes later, with the...

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