Photo You Must See: Stilt-Fishing in Sri Lanka

Travel Blog  •  World Hum  •  10.09.09 | 12:31 PM ET

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Sri Lankan fishermen wait to catch fish as they sit atop stilts in Ahangama.

8 Comments for Photo You Must See: Stilt-Fishing in Sri Lanka

Lola 10.09.09 | 12:54 PM ET

Always been fascinated by this. So much to experience in this world.

Brian Day 10.09.09 | 3:06 PM ET

Yeah, this is a classic activity.

Ira Mann 10.10.09 | 12:15 AM ET

Where do you put your tacklebox?  I think I’ll stick with a boat, but thanks for the pic.  I fish for fun, I think they are fishing to feed their family.  Good Post!

Sam Clark 10.12.09 | 3:51 AM ET

Well it’s an interesting one… They pass the positions on from father to son and it is only when the conditions are just right that it is productive - but when it is it is very productive.  Sri Lanka has interesting fishing tehniques due to the abundance of fish just off shore.

fishing 10.29.09 | 11:48 PM ET

oh nice picture ..
it is awessome ..
everyone should have a look to it..

Seymour Butts 11.18.09 | 6:46 AM ET

How the hell do they get out there and get back? Fail

William Wallace 11.18.09 | 3:15 PM ET

A real cool picture of a unique way of life…

Ronda 11.21.09 | 5:22 PM ET

What an incredible photo, imagine sitting on that pole all day waiting for a fish to swim underneath. You have to admire their determination, but I’d never do that.

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