Chinese Fishing Nets in Cochin

Learn to cast those fishing nets like the locals!

Learn to cast those fishing nets like the locals!

Chinese Fishing Nets Overview

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Unique to Cochin, the Chinese fishing nets serve as a testimony to the good relations between the ancient Chinese Emperors and the Cochin Kings.

Outside of China, these fishing nets are only found in Cochin. Historians believe that the fishing nets were gifted by Chinese Emperor Kubalagi to the then Cochin King in the 14th century.

What makes them so unique? Well, the fact that these nets are fixed land installations (unlike the other nets that are not fixed to the land) and use shore operated lift nets for fishing. These 10-metre high nets require up to six men to operate one fully installed net.

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