I recently heard of an unique fishing method followed by few fisherman in Batticaloa lagoon.Out of curiosity i decided to embark on a journey one fisherman takes daily.
63 years old Raju starts his work at 5.45am every day – Till 9 am he travels around the lagoon collecting the fishes he caught last night with the boxes made out of metal nets,a unique way of fishing which you will encounter in this lagoon.
Foods made of rice,flour,sea weeds are kept inside the cage,to eat which,the fishes come inside the trap and never return.
From the shallow waters to the deep part of the lagoon in the middle,Raju have made traps.This is somewhere in the middle of the deep lagoon,where he tries to take out the trap.He marks the area with a long stick,which often disappears if large amount of water comes from the sea during night.However this man with 43 years of experience can find out the places at easily.
That was a happy day for this fisherman.A great catch.That will earn him around 2000 rs today.