Chinese fishing net Ashtamudi sunrise
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Caught in the net at Ashtamudi

Chinese fishing net Ashtamudi Lake at sunrise

An easy meal for birds at Chinese fishing nets in Ashtamudi

Ashtamudi Lake is one of the places where you can enjoy the backwaters experience that Kerala is so well known for.  A part of a river where there is little or no current, the backwaters lie parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast, presenting an environment conducive to fishing.

Like in Cochin, the fishermen here use Chinese fishing nets to haul in their catch, rather than going out to sea in huge boats. Though they don’t catch really big fish, the prawns and smaller fish are enough to eke out a living. When the fishermen pull their nets out of the water in the morning, Read More