When the water level lowers in Tich River, the residents in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thach That will come out and submerge in the river with long rackets to catch the fish.
Catching fish with long rackets is considered a traditional culture of the people living by the river.
The locals often gather to catch fish in September or October in the lunar calendar.
During this time, the water level of the Tich River lowers greatly while fish in other lakes and rivers must go this way to reach the sea.
The fishermen often go in groups, cheering and attracting viewers to the river banks. The racket is made from bamboo. The handle is four metres long and the net can be 80cm wide. Continue reading “Fishing with long rackets on Hanoi’s Tich River”