Monday, April 03, 2006

Fishing

Fishing West Lake

Fishing is a popular hobby in Hanoi, especially around West Lake. Lots of people sit by the lakeside try to fish with their bamboo fishing rods.

Fishing boat

The most common fish caught is anabas in these lakes. I have sat watching them a few times and I couldn't believe how many fish they actually catch. I'm not sure that I would eat these fish as the lakes in Hanoi are quite polluted but lots of people do. Anyway, this is a relaxing thing to do on the weekend to release stress or simply pass the time.

15 comments:

Stuart said...

Hello! I didn't see any way to contact you by email, so I just wanted to say hi and thanks for your website. I've enjoyed reading it as I prepare for a trip to Hanoi next week. Keep up the good work!

slurp! said...

yes, fishing is a great way to relax. but somehow, i'm quite piss with some of these fishermen (in SG) that litters and not wanting to throw small fish / fish they don't want back into the waters.

Thao said...

But these fishes are too small to eat...We should have waited until they grow

junebee said...

Fishing is popular in Florida also.

I like the top picture on this post.

Winn said...

such a nice view!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I can see how polluted it is.

Ryan and Heather said...

Hi~
I love your blog, I LOVE to see all of the pictures.
I have some questions for you. Some of them might sound kind of dumb but I'm just trying to learn as much as possible about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture.
We're planning on adopting a baby from Vietnam sometime this year and I am making her a scrapbook of information about Vietnam. Is there anything in paticular about Vietnam that you think I should include in the scrapbook?
Also at what age do children learn to use chopsticks in Vietnam and how do you teach them?
Also do you know any certain poems or songs that most young children in Vietnam are taught? If so could you send them to me?
Thanks!!!
Heather

Tim Rice said...

I don't fish; but it seems like it should be a relaxing hobby. I do enjoy spending a day at the Jersey shore though.

overlain said...

Mr. Tu, do the fish sold in the markets come from the same lakes?
-- Mel

fooDcrazEE said...

west lake fish are not to be eaten....way way too polluted. Hope the govt teach them about sports fishing.

Crystal said...

Fish & seafood--I love it! Too bad pollution is such a problem around the world.

Godknows said...

Stuart; tuvancong2003@yahoo.com
Ryan and Heather Oldenburg: give me your email address plseas!!!
overlain I dont know, maybe yes, maybe no :)

Cheesy said...

Lovely images.. thank you for sharing... and I will definitely have to try the banana from previous post.. very interesting

Godknows said...

Thanks and pls let me know what do you think about the banana dish

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