Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amazing facts-Unusual fishing

The Stilt Fishermen of Sri Lanka

There is a small village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka called Weligamma. It is a lovely place where local fisherman have adopted an almost unique way of fishing. As you approach Weligama along the coast road east from Galle you will encounter Sri Lanka’s famous stilt fishermen. Each fisherman has a long pole with a crossbar that is stuck in the seabed close to the shore. The fishermen wade or swim out to these poles at times when the sea and fish are running in the right direction. They then perch on the crossbar, cast out their lines, and wait patiently for a nibble. The origin of this unusual fishing technique is unknown, but it is so successful that each stilt position is highly prized and handed down from father to son. However just think that nowadays they earn more from the tourists than the fish !!

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