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lane fishing

It is the Wet Season, and rain is expected nearly every day.

 

After a heavy downpour, the water in the rice fields overflows, fills up the roadside drain, and spills across the concrete lane surface.

 

The rice field fish are running, so now is a good time to harvest an easy meal.  Our neighbour has strung a long net in the roadside drain in front of our rice fields....here he can be seen checking it for fish. Some people catch the fish in their bare hands as the fish wriggle across the concrete in a few centimetres of water.

 

lane fishing

It is the Wet Season, and rain is expected nearly every day.

 

After a heavy downpour, the water in the rice fields overflows, fills up the roadside drain, and spills across the concrete lane surface.

 

The rice field fish are running, so now is a good time to harvest an easy meal.  Our neighbour has strung a long net in the roadside drain in front of our rice fields....here he can be seen checking it for fish. Some people catch the fish in their bare hands as the fish wriggle across the concrete in a few centimetres of water.

 

comments (12)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2017, 02:34
Oh my! Looks like productive FUN!
Ray: Yes...good fun, with a fish dinner resulting from it, Bonnie.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Oct 2017, 05:13
La pêche doit être bonne.
Ray: Les poissons sont petits, mais il y en a beaucoup, Martine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Oct 2017, 07:03
I wonder that there are fishes in the rice fields. Did you get some fish from your neighbour?
Ray: Farms flood into each other, Philine, so it must be assumed we ended up with some fish from a neighbour's farm.

The man in the image, with the net, did not give us any fish, but we caught many for our table.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Oct 2017, 07:23
Fish would be another obstacle to consider when cycling. That's not something usually in my mind when struggling along on my bike. Are the cats aware of such rich pickings?
Ray: The dogs have a bit of a go at it, Alan, but the cats have some kind of issue about threading worms on hooks...

Fish, crabs, frogs and snakes on the road all represent risk to the cyclist if he is not alert! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2017, 07:30
It's very amusing to see the fish wiggling across the road in your video Ray
Ray: We managed to catch a couple of kilograms of them on the morning I made that video, Chris.
I hope they are making sure they don't over fish

Fascinating stuff Ray
Ray: The concept of over-fishing is unknown here, Bill...everything that can be caught is caught and consumed, and the fish [frogs, insects, lizards] just keep on reproducing.
Very interesting, Ray. Warn him about kissing fish though! https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/12/paramedics-save-man-after-whole-fish-jumps-down-throat
Ray: Yes...I read that, Frank. A young kid died a couple of years ago near here after a similar incident.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2017, 10:54
What a bonus this easy fishing must be, Ray
Ray: Rice fish make the difference between going hungry and being well-fed in many up-country Thai communities, Lisl.
It seems to me the people in your village don't miss any opportunity of making good use of whatever befalls them.
Ray: Most of the 20 million folks who live in NE Thailand are subsistence farmers, Brian...their lives depend on living opportunistically.
Reminds me a little of the flooding in the US.
Ray: It is an annual event here, Larry...its the local irrigation method...extremely flat land, monsoonal deluge...
Where do the fish originate. Here we do not grow fish in fields. I read today about the fellow in London and his Dover Sole incident. Crazy.
Ray: Where the fish come from is a great mystery, Mary, and no-one has been able to answer that question for me. At the moment I am stuck with my theory that the fish live in underground mud in a kind of hibernation that is broken when the ricefields flood from the monsoonal rains.
Nature's bounty!
Ray: Indeed so!

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