Take a look at this picture.
If you were the happy owner of a
brand new fishing net, would
be where you would choose to set it up.
You´re not sure. Are you ?
This place seems to be occupied. Doesn´t it...
Well these nets belong to B and his brother,
third generation out of a family of fishermen, and
they’ve never really done anything else, but
fishing, and now the couple of them pose a lifelong
experience in getting along with nature.
No fishermans friend
They have been sailing these waters for years and years having
their nets set right under the white cliffs of Møns Klint,
Denmark’s south eastern tourist attraction.
A very special place to be indeed.
And a most spectacular view. As we passed right under it that
rainy Thursday morning in September, listening to B stories
along the way.
Fishing is best under a new moon. From eight days before till
eight days after.
And he would know it. Having had his fishing tackle in these
waters for the better part of the last century.
And time has learnt him and his colleagues to get along with the
During the Herring season at springtime all nets are covered
with net as a shield against the hungry birds. During October
where these pictures are shot their three vessels are fishing
eel and Cormorants cause only little or no problems.
The brothers and their boats each with tree men onboard are from
Klintholm a small harbour at the southern coast of the island of
Møn, and they’ve got more than 30 nets set up along the
coastline, including the ones you se on al these picture.
Including their crew nine families depend on the outcome.
I never really asked B about his approach to the species
Phalacrocorax carbo although thats the reason I decided to do
this photos series. The subject is controversial along the
coastline, and most fishermen have developed a severe mistrust
of leftwing nature freaks from the big city.
But who am I to say.
06. september 2009