Three canoeists approached in papyrus canoes to where I was at Kuriftu Resort from the opposite side of Lake Tana.

They seperated and cast their nets in almost a circle (first pic), then precariously stood up with a long pole and proceeded to slap the water (2nd and 3rd pics) with the idea that the fish would scatter and become caught in the net.

I’m sure they have been successful before, but today their nets were empty, (last pic), so they soon moved on to another location.

The white building on the left is the Avanti Hotel and Resort, and in the far distance is the Zege Peninsular where two monasteries are located. It takes about an hour for boats to travel from Bahir Dar to the Peninsular.

 

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