Roadside Fish Market, Goa

If you have driven through roads of India you would have surely got more exposure to Indian way of life from the chaos along the roads. Particularly if you get to the interiors, away from city. There will be cattle crossing your path or shrines under trees, men huddled together over a game of cards, women gossiping around water taps and more.

 

During my drive through the interiors of Goa I happened to see a small crowd, people spilling on to road, which got me curious, we slowed down and halted a small distance away. As I approached the people I could see a small market or shop kind of gathering. On the roadside on a blue tarpaulin were several fish up for sale. It looked like a mini fish market. Some of the local fishermen made a good catch and instead of taking to main market they set up their stall on the roadside.

They were making rapid sales, something like 10 for Rs.50. So damn cheap and people were buying them like hot cakes. The nets they had were of such traditional styles, each of them full. They kept emptying their nets there and passersby kept purchasing and moving on. While taking the pics I wished I stayed nearby to cook and taste the fresh catch. Fish is my weakness you know!

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33 Responses

  1. Wonderful spontaneous pictures by the roadside! We humans look a lot like birds gathering around that good catch.

  2. Fish doesn't get much fresher than that!

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    a nice impromptu bargain for folks stopping in!

  4. Bibi says:

    Definitely good fish!

  5. Hilary says:

    Wow. I'm glad you stopped to take pics. That is not something we'd see around here.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    EG is right, fish don't get any better or fresher than this! Great captures as always, Indrani!! Have a great week!

  7. Cloudia says:

    What good advice you share of India travel. And such a lucky event for you to capture and share, Indrani

  8. This is a common scene in coastal region.

  9. Carver says:

    I love these shots. I feel like I'm there.

  10. Jeevan says:

    Hope the fishermen and buyers where content at their own end. These are frequent scene at our beaches here… and we have purchased fishes sometime as soon the boat reaches the shore. Nice captures there

  11. stardust says:

    Thereโ€™s no such nice things like cheap price for abundant fresh fish. I can almost smell them as if I were there in person.

    Yoko

  12. Reminds me of the scenes I saw in Myanmar.

  13. Al says:

    There's nothing like truly fresh fish – that's not something we see much of where I live, more than 1,000km from the nearest ocean.

  14. DeniseinVA says:

    Wonderful! I have only in the last few years truly enjoyed the taste of fish. Now I can't get enough of it, especially when it is as fresh as this. Great photos Indrani!

  15. looks fresh and nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. ann nz says:

    are they delicious fish?

  17. Thanks for the comments friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Ann NZ I am not sure of the taste, but the rate at which the locals were buying I assume they relish those fish.

  18. D.Nambiar says:

    I swear, road tripping is like walking straight into the heart of a place.

  19. Loved the net and the picture of the crab was like the crab said cheese to your camera ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Mridula says:

    So the road side literally became a fish market! It looks like a fish market too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Najm Nisa says:

    wow the fish looks so lively ! I am have a weekness for fish too ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Nice catch Indrani ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Almost a dream come true for a fish lover. A paradise!

  24. The massive harvesting of fish and other aquatic creatures will soon leave the oceans depleted of marine life !

  25. A bong always manages to find its way to the fish market ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. eileeninmd says:

    This fish market is cool. Neat seeing all the fish and crabs, they do look fresh! Great shots! Thank you so much for linking up your post, have a happy weekend!

  27. it was worth stopping to get these photographs. Have a lovely weekend.

  28. Dina says:

    No middlemen to eat up their profit, good! And a great photo op for you!

  29. Great pictures! Nice to come to your blog and "visit" India! Tasty crickets! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. That's fresh catch for sure.

  31. Uppal says:

    Very informative pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Marie says:

    Wow! Fascinating post! Not something you see every day…anywhere!

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