Saturday, August 11, 2007

Photo Hunters - Row

It was June 2006, I was accompanying my son to Fushun, China on his Student Exchange Trip. One early, freezing morning, we were brought to Dahuofang Fishery to see the fishermen bring in their catch of the day.

It took more than an hour by motor boat for us to reach the middle of the lake. We were greeted by a row of fishermen, who braved the freezing temperature to show us how they bring in their catch.

Slowly they pulled the net in and you could see the fish jumping in the water. It was an awesome sight! The students were jostling with one another to take photos, it almost triggered a row.


It took almost 30 minutes to haul in their catch. The fish were so fresh and plump. We had a great feast of fish after that, 3 days in a row! ^-^



71 comments:

  1. hehhe.. I saw jumping & ?flying fishes :D

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  2. Ahahaha! I love your story! Three rows in a row, :D

    (Btw, re the bag in the PH row photos, I just saw that in a trade fair, not so sure if they have a website. The place where that is made is an hour and a half away from Manila.)

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. chen,
    Yup, the fish were jumping but not flying. They were trying very hard to jump out of the net!

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  4. Aww.. The things that we do for a living, LOL..

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  5. Teacher Julie,
    ^-^ Thanks.

    Ohhhh, I'll ask my Filipino friend to check out the wooden handbags for me. They look gorgeous.

    Happy weekend!

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  6. Hi pelf,
    Yup, the poor fishermen had to endure the freezing cold to catch fish for us. It was about 5 degree Celsius with strong, icy wind at 8 in the morning! brrrr.....

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  7. Nice shots for the theme. Fish for 3 days in a row? Gosh...what a nutritious meal. Meow~~~ Haha! Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-row.html

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  8. Wow! Those jumping fishes are quite a sight! Can imagine your fresh fish feast! :)

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  9. Criz,
    Yup, actually we have fish everyday throughout our stay in China. The freshly caught fish we received lasted us 3 days! So yummy!

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  10. east meets west kitchen,
    Oh yes! It was such a spectacular sight! You hear the buzz and the splish splashing of the fishes. We did get a little sprinkling of water. :)

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  11. hehehe they should have displayed a row of fresh fishies :D

    nice shot !

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  12. Jeremy,
    Oh yes, it was a unique experience for city dwellers like us. :)

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  13. satkuru,
    Oh, they did, but I didn't take the picture. I was almost frozen, I was trying to keep warm next to the engine. hehehe....

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  14. Something fishy is going on in this blog. LOL!

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  15. Ed,
    Yeah! It's always been fishy business here. hehehe.....

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  16. oh my! its fun watching those fish caught by those row of fishermen.

    happy weekend!

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  17. row row row your boat...

    Errmmm... I love cod fish!

    Happy weekend, dearest ecl!
    *muaks*

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  18. Great take on this week's theme. Happy weekend!

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  19. Fascinating pictures of jumping fishes. That's the way to catch them!

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  20. Interesting how they do it, and pretty cool how they have to stand in a row in order to pull the net and reveal the catch.

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  21. that is PERFECT for this weeks theme. Great job!

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  22. I LOVED THESE! THANK YOU!
    Have a great weekend
    http://munshifamily.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-row.html#links

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  23. Great pictures and story. So cold but what a great sight to see. Happy weekend.

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  24. wah.. it must be very fun to watch them! I wonder if those guys ever fall into the water since they are standing so close to the edge?? :)

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  25. Great photos and a lot of fish!! :-)

    Happy Weekend.

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  26. That's what you call team work too. Great photos. Hope they had a good catch that morning. Have a happy weekend.

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  27. wah! really jumping fishes! eat fish, good! :P

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  28. Great choice for Photo hunt. It's also nice to see more than one shot - I can see the fishes jumping up but the image is just too small. Maybe my monitor is too small.

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  29. Outstanding photos and descriptions!! Truly wonderful to see.

    (Blogging Chicks)

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  30. these are superb photos! I wonder if... they ever fall in, if one slips... do the rest follow suit? hehe!

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  31. What neat photos! I like the multiple plays on the word row.

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  32. What a wonderful experience, and great photos! Now I am hungry for fish! Have a great weekend.

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  33. amazing!!! great photos and I appreciate the little story with them, as I had no clue they were catching your lunch! My photos are up, please come and visit

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  34. Love your use of the word "row" in so many different ways! Very creative!

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  35. wow..this is an interesting shot!
    good job!!

    Pearl

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  36. That is a really interesting row of photos. I have never had fish that fresh!

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  37. Hi ECL.
    Great photos of those poor freezing fellows.

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  38. Are these cultivated/farmed fishes?
    My colleagues told me never to eat fishes in China because it seem they fed them with a chemically-laden fish feed.

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  39. Cocka,
    Yes.

    Oops. No wonder so fat and big! They export to Japan. duh.

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  40. wow im soo excited with ur photos!
    love fishing and seafood feast :D

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  41. ECL

    Good story. Good photos. Keep them coming.

    I grew up as a fisherman, and worked as a commercial fisherman during the early 70s!!!!

    Have a fine SINGAPORE day.

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  42. The fishermen looked so organized. It's like even their moves are orchestrated. :)

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  43. I hope you had more than your life jacket on this time.

    Cheers Mark

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  44. Thanks for such an interesting story of "rows" -- I enjoyed reading it and seeing your photos. Come and see mine.

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  45. Great photos! What a cool row of fishermen hauling in the catch. :)

    My row photo.

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  46. Cool pics. I can see the fishes jumping! Nice theme.

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  47. How I wish I was there! I love live fish ... I love cooking live fish ... I feel hungry merely looking at those pictures!

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  48. This is how it must have always looked just about from time immemorial to catch fish with nets... interesting!

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  49. eastcoastlife,
    Wow! That's lots of fish lehhhh!!! So did you eat those fish FRESH?

    Your son is really good leh. Somemore went for student exchange. Role model for every children. :)

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  50. that's a lake? It's huge! This is a fascinating post.

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  51. Wonderful experience and great pictures too. A perfect combination for today!

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  52. that looks very cold *brrr* great 'row' pic :-)

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  53. Those fishes certainly look very alive and jumping! I hope that they aren't served...err... alive on the plate though. That would be so cruel.

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  54. Great post -- pictures, comments and all! :)

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  55. Seasick or not? I see the rough waves from your photos I also feel kong kong liow.

    The fish must have been so delicious.

    That must be some very educational trip.

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  56. Looks like a lot of work but I bet it was worth it.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  57. Thanks for sharing the photo. It is an eye-opener for me... :)

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