Having still nightmares about fishermen in Asia I decided to try get inside the local fishing trade and learn the way they operate so I get a true view of the risk we take when sailing at night, So when I ask my friendly professional fisherman Josian if he could take me with him, he obliged happily.
Departure was at 16.00hrs and after 2 hrs of motoring the started to set the long line all of 30K,s and 400 hooks. They were impressive!
At 02.00hrs the reverse process started and the long line was pulled in and I guessed these guys were praying for a good catch. In the very short time I was with them I learnt that I don’t have to worry about these lines as the only thing you will ever hit will be the float. It was a good night, the shark taken for the night was dead already and live sharks caught on the line are released.