What do you do when heavy rains cause reservoir floodgates to open, sending millions of gallons of water rushing forth? Go fishing of course! At least that’s what villagers in Quzhou city did, putting their lives on the (fishing) line to catch the scores of carp flushed out by the floodwater.
Eager villagers await with nets, bowls, and even their bare hands as Quzhou’s floodgates open, sending a flood of water and fish their way.
Two fishermen (who look like they’re dressed for the sauna) brave the current, undaunted by the fact that people have died in previous years.
As you can see, some risked both their lives and their dignity (middle).
We can’t wait for the first episode of Deadliest Catch: Quzhou.
Not just a daredevil pursuit, villagers claim that the fish run will provide them with food for months.
Villagers reportedly netted almost 7,000 kilos of fish.
This isn’t the first time China has seen insane instances of opportunism. Last month, Shenzhen residents fished in the streets after torrential rainstorms inundated the area with both water and carp, and this past fall Hefei villagers caught and ate white doves that were released at a wedding.
[Images via China.com]