Fishing in Hanoi : News Photo

Fishing in Hanoi

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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Hanoi, Vietnam. Another part of my first-day wandering around Hanoi with Kaley. We were walking to the Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake and saw a lot of men fishing. They used no bait, only a double hook. The line went through one loop at the tip of a long bamboo pole and was held onto the near end of the pole by a finger (most of the people we saw had some kind of wrap on their finger so they didn't get cut). The reel was just a fairly big circular thing that they would wrap the line around, and they would reel in and let out line with a flick of the wrist. After casting, they would just swing around, quickly jerking the line in a few times. It didn't seem like a great strategy, but it worked pretty well, because we saw them catch several fish (not very big). So I guess there were just a ton of fish that would unexpectedly get speared by a hook in whatever part of their body was in the way. Kind of unfortunate.
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Hanoi, Vietnam. Another part of my first-day wandering around Hanoi with Kaley. We were walking to the Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake and saw a lot of men fishing. They used no bait, only a double hook. The line went through one loop at the tip of a long bamboo pole and was held onto the near end of the pole by a finger (most of the people we saw had some kind of wrap on their finger so they didn't get cut). The reel was just a fairly big circular thing that they would wrap the line around, and they would reel in and let out line with a flick of the wrist. After casting, they would just swing around, quickly jerking the line in a few times. It didn't seem like a great strategy, but it worked pretty well, because we saw them catch several fish (not very big). So I guess there were just a ton of fish that would unexpectedly get speared by a hook in whatever part of their body was in the way. Kind of unfortunate.
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Hanoi Vietnam Another part of my firstday wandering around Hanoi with... News Photo 162402091Hanoi,Horizontal,Lifestyles,VietnamPhotographer Collection: Moment © 2013 Neal Singleton[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Hanoi, Vietnam. Another part of my first-day wandering around Hanoi with Kaley. We were walking to the Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake and saw a lot of men fishing. They used no bait, only a double hook. The line went through one loop at the tip of a long bamboo pole and was held onto the near end of the pole by a finger (most of the people we saw had some kind of wrap on their finger so they didn't get cut). The reel was just a fairly big circular thing that they would wrap the line around, and they would reel in and let out line with a flick of the wrist. After casting, they would just swing around, quickly jerking the line in a few times. It didn't seem like a great strategy, but it worked pretty well, because we saw them catch several fish (not very big). So I guess there were just a ton of fish that would unexpectedly get speared by a hook in whatever part of their body was in the way. Kind of unfortunate.