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Chinese Fishing Nets
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Private Full-Day Kochi City Tour and Kathakali...
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Its a diiferent technique used for fishing....worth visiting...even close fish stalls right next the nets where u hv fresh fish...

Thank harryrightfullahead
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Your expectation might be too high for the attraction.
the place is touristic and dirty..
The heart is breaking seeing how many garbage are on the beach. Very sad.

1  Thank marishkaS
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The large nets that take half a dozen men to operate do catch some tiny fish and almost as big prawns every 10 minutes or so which the owner sorts into about 4 sizes of fish, however the biggest I saw in about an hour of watching was only a few inches long. Perhaps these nets are more of a tourist attraction than a fishing operation. We found the smaller nets of the same type being operated by one individual on various waterways on the drive along the coast from Fort Kochi to Aleppey to be just as interesting if not more so.

Thank John O
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The huge nets suspended on wooden, levered poles with counter weights made of rocks hanging on ropes look fantastic when out of the water. It is worth spending a least a few minutes to watch them being used to catch fish close to the shore. (they are lowered into the water by several men, left for a few minutes and then raised again). However, you may wish to remain unmoved by invitations to help operate the nets. They are used to catch tourists as well as fish!

1  Thank JeffandJane15
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

It's nice to walk along the promenade and watch the fishermen catch prawns out of the water using those gigantic fishernets. You can see powers working there - amazing.
The water itself is quite dirty (I've seen goat intestines among trash floating around the water between the fishernets) and I would dare to eat the freshly caught fish there - they sell it everywhere. Anyway, salesman can be a bit annoying over there trying to sell anything to you.
Go there for sunset. It looks amazing when the sky turns red and orange behind the impressive fishernets. In addition it gets quite calm there around that time as everybody heads home..

Thank dieirina
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