I am beguiled by people who fish with fishing rods from shores or
boats, so watching these extensively skilful stilt fisherman fishing while
sticking on a vertical pole in the middle of the sea, was unreal for me.
Stilt fishing is an age-old art of fishing which came into being
just after World War II in Sri Lanka. I went to Mirissa Beach to see for myself
how these superhumans have been doing it since years now. Watching them perched
comfortably on the pole, catching fishes like it is no big deal, makes the
process look extremely easy which it is not.
luckily got to catch a few words from one of the stilt fishermen, who told me
how their whole balance depends on the strength of their core body. I was tired
by simply looking at them do this crucial job, but they carry a wide smile all