Fisherman at Sunderbans

I have here some pictures of a fisherman in Sunder bans, casting his net for his daily living. I was in a bigger streamer and from the deck I got a good view of his activities. If you see the whole process of casting the net, I am sure you would be tempted to do the same. The way he held to the main string of the net in his right hand and flung the net’s edge with his left hand, making it spread and fall on water looked easy to do activity. Well, it must be complicated for sure and only practice can make it perfect.

I saw him cast his net about 4 times but nothing was caught. He then walked ahead along the bank and cast his net again. After a couple of tries he could capture only one huge crab. I felt so disappointed for him. Observe the last pic and you will be able to spot the crab.

Just in case you are motivated to learn ‘how to cast a fishing nete’, here is a link that will help you: How to throw a cast net

Thursday Challenge: Fishing

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30 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    difficult work, no doubt!

  2. Smita says:

    The first image is just wow!!!

    Recently I had seen a couple of friends casting net at Mandwa beach at Alibaugh…they were fishing it just for their personal use and collected sooo many fishes that I can't tell you. I and son freaked out watching them!!

  3. I'm sure it's not easy or there would be many more men out there fishing that way! Wonderful photos, Indrani!

  4. Sylvia K says:

    I'm not sure it's easy either, and I agree with EG, what wonderful shots for the day!! Hope your week is going well, Indrani!!

  5. Leora says:

    Interesting series – yes, I'm sure he is quite skilled at his tasks.

  6. Life is so different for so many people na?! What we might view as discomfort is a huge luxury for someone! πŸ™‚

    Someday I will visit the Sunderbans I have always wanted to visit them! πŸ™‚ for the moment I will satiate my urge with just your photo's! πŸ™‚

  7. The job is difficult. Your pictures are exquisite.

  8. Amazing and magnificent pictures of the local Sunderbans fisherman.

  9. Hari OM
    Oh yes I have seen this done – it mesmerising… so disappointing a catch as you say; Wonderful window onto this particular water! YAM xx

  10. Third picture is simply amazing. Just love the timing.

  11. Each picture is a story within itself. Fascinating!

  12. Anna says:

    Amazing and a very interested post, Indrani!
    Love the pictures very much…
    Warm greetings, Anna :))

  13. I really liked the pictures especially as they are in motion and the way you have explained the job is nice too Indrani. Like it a lot.

  14. George says:

    You got some wonderful photos of this fisherman. Your first picture is a work of art.

  15. so real..bful capture!!

  16. Nice challenge this time with that fisherman.

  17. Violet N. says:

    Interesting series! Beautiful photos and wonderful window into another way of life.

    Violet N. at promptings 2

  18. Nice captures not just the visible pic but the story behind too….They say try and try again until you succeed. well, he did but not quite enough…god know how many mouths he had to feed that day…You really managed to capture all these from a streamer….this is like a wordless story…

  19. amsang says:

    Not to forget the tiger always lurking. These people live a very different life.

    I nice capture from such a far distance.

  20. Stunning images. Love the contrast of colors…

  21. eileeninmd says:

    It looks difficult! Awesome series, Indrani!

  22. The first and third pic are simply amazing πŸ™‚

  23. Fascinating, you know how I appreciate posts like this one, Indrani. πŸ™‚

  24. Mridula says:

    A lovely series of images.

  25. Beautiful capture. i wish I could visit Sunder Ban. Riven banks are so treacherous there.

  26. Jeevan says:

    Indeed! That too fishing from the muddy bank is quite difficult

  27. Having lived in Mangalore and having seen fishermen, I agree fishing is a tough profession. The third picture particularly is wonderful Indrani πŸ™‚

  28. Bibi says:

    Great photos, Indrani.

  29. ruchi2312 says:

    Wow Loved it
    great shots
    Good wishes

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