During the winter season, the water in rivers gets dried up and mosses begin to pop up from underneath. People from the rural areas, who rely on fishing for their daily wages, tend to catch fish in this mossy river. They start very early in the morning, before any other boatman began catching fish at a bulk level and then they sell their catch in the local market to earn a daily wage. They even fish in groups, using different kinds of fishing nets in various processes, to catch a large number of fish in one go. Afterwards, they sell the entire catch and divide the wages equally among them.
Fishing in a mossy river
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Rural fishermen’s children are busy alongside their parents during this season as everyone wants to get major catch. The use poles to catch fish in shallow waters.
A lonely fisherman during the foggy winter season using a net to catch fish from the mossy river.
Fishermen use nets as the filtering process in which they tend to catch a bulk amount of fish in one go.
When the kids see any hint of a fish moving in the river, they rush to that specific spot to catch and get hold of the fish.
Working in the open air and direct sunlight from early in the morning, fishermen can get tired. They take shelter in a shady spot so that they can start afresh later in the day.
Fishermen often spread their nets in such a way that they look like neckless from an upper angle and wait for a bulk amount of fish to be caught in their trap.
A spontaneous moment when two fishermen in different boats throw their nets at the same time.
Fishermen use large pieces of cloth hanging up on their boats as sails, so that they can quickly reach a specific spot whenever they see any fish moving in a particular area of the river. They throw their big circular nets to catch fish in bulk quantities.
After a successful catch, the fishermen draw in their nets to collect the fish in one part of the boat and take them to the local market to be sold.
Fishermen try to coordinare their work, using big fishing nets and spreading them out between four boats to cover a larger part of the river and catch fish in bulk.