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Chinese Fishing Nets

Fort Kochi Beach | Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a typical city beach. Fishing nets are more of an added attraction. This is a simple mechanism to catch the fish moving in and out of backwaters with tides. There are quite a few shacks on this beach. If interested in street food, this is a good place to give the same a try. one can also buy... More

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Kasaragod, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Chinese fishing net is the one of the best attraction in fort kochi beach. It shows the history of Dutch colonial impact in fort kochi. But unfortunately this finishing net located in the shore of the dirty beach.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The fishing nets are really unique. Very few are still operational. The yield from fishing is also very less. The place where these fishing nets are present is not very well maintained. If we walk for about a km, we get to the beach. Recommended for a brief visit.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The locals are more than willing to give you a shot of putting down these nets and of pulling in the live fish. We were allowed to click pictures with the live fish. Thrilling experience.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Some varied opinions here. Nevertheless our friends recommended a visit so we went, courtesy of the taxi (to the market only please) which had evolved into a city tour. These nets, as already stated, reflect a bygone era. Make the most of the opportunity to see them because they won't be here in another generation's time. If I ever find... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Plenty of people will approach you as guides.... Fix the amount before otherwise will ask you 100-200 rs for a 100 sec demonstration. Useless guides. Chinese fishing nets is an interesting thing but don't go especially for it. Nothing great.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi are huge structures with a net attached to catch fish near the shoreline. There are a few nets in the center of the channel but they seemed abandoned. The guys operating the net lower it for about 30 mins and then hoist it back. The sad part is very fish , if ever, gets... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Although scenic and quite interesting I wasn't overly impressed with this place though it is wort a brief visit but there are thousands of Chinese fishing nets to be seen throughout Kerala and particularly in the Backwaters which is a hundred times more beautiful and serene than these Chinese Fishing Nets could ever be.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Having seen these nets being worked, I can now understand why they are a 'must see' in around Kochi. It is very humbling to see these fishermen rIsing and lowering their complex but primitive nets into to water, counterbalanced by huge overhead boulders, skilfully held in place by knotted ropes.

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Sohar, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

In Fort Kochi area, Chinese fishing nets refer to the fishing nets that are fixed on land installations for fishing. These are commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, but, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets". The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction in Fort Kochi. These attractive fishing... More

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