Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

You have probably seen many times how amateur fishermen catch fish. Today we will show you real professionals. Welcome to Astrakhan, a paradise for any fisherman.

Professional fisherman can be divided into 2 types: those who catch fish with seines and with traps. Both technologies are different from each other thus the results are also different.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

The first type of fishermen casts a huge seine.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

To pull it out of the water they use a a winch.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

The whole construction looks like this – a boat with a winch and a pontoon from which a net is thrown into the water.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

A catch can be different. This time it was very small.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

These are the biggest fish caught that day.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

And this is all that 11 strong men could catch at a time. Given that they cast a net only 5-6 times a day it doesn’t quite impress…

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Another fishermen team was much luckier than the previous one.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

The fishermen sit on a pontoon with a net…

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

And spend their time repairing it.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

This “shuttle” is used for darning ruptured cells.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

The second type of fishermen are those who use traps. It is a net-like tube which consists of several sections. It has a narrow opening through which a fish comes in. Once it is inside it can’t find its way back.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

All the caught fish are kept in such boats.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

They have special small openings at the bottom. It lets water fill the boat so that fish stayed alive.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

With the help of landing nets fishermen take the fish out of the boat and put them into the boxes.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Then they are sorted into three types – small, medium and large, weighed and dumped into the relevant sections of the boat.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Now attention, please. The price at which local fishermen sell their fish. Compare with the price in a store:

Rudd / Perch – 5 rubles per kilo (about $0.15)
Lin / Crucian carp – 6 rubles ($o.2)
Bream / Asp – 9 rubles ($0.3)
Catfish – 12 rubles ($0.4)
Carp – 18 rubles ($0.6)
Pike without eggs – 19 rubles ($0.63)
Pike with eggs – 22 rubles ($o.73)
Roach – 25 rubles ($0.83)
Big catfish (bigger than 12 kg) – 35 rubles ($1.16)

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

But professionals are not the only ones who net fish. The local population often uses cheap Chinese disposable nets which are sold everywhere in stores.

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

Professional Fishing in Astrakhan

But don’t judge them. Looking at this man’s face it seems that poaching is the only way for him to feed his family…

Location: Astrakhan

via sergeydolya

4 thoughts on “Professional Fishing in Astrakhan”

  1. Yes, but what is the overhead/the cost for the store to keep and sell the fish, electricity, storage-display space, equipment, marketing, packaging, employees, etc… ? This is interesting to see the different ways they fish. Thank you for posting.

  2. I grew up by the side of a muddy river in South America, and the fish caught there looked very similar, probably tasted similar to. Now that I’ve been around the world and tried other fish, I’d say that those from muddy sweat water suck. They are greasy and have a strong mud taste. Much better are sea fish. Yet, for many people that’s not an option, and those fish are the only available source of protein. Fortunately for them, they are less picky than me.

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