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Toto Franchi on October 3, 2011

Anyway I think he returns to shore tired but happy... he knows that the good fisherman, is not the one who catches the biggest fish, if not the one who is content to see the river and know that the fish are there!!! A picture that tells it all by itself, congratulations Ian, I really like it!!! Always a pleasure to return to your home dear friend!!!

Best regards, Toto

Ian Stehbens on October 3, 2011

There have been times lately at seafood restaurants here when they have had to apologise for there being no seafood - the fisherman are too busy collecting sea cucumbers and supplying the local Chinese businessmen who export them to China - the money is too attractive, so fishing is on hold.

This young man had been using his casting net, but to no avail. I hope he managed to catch some fish later as the tide came in.

Ian Stehbens on October 3, 2011

Thank you Toto for your thoughts as a fisherman! I can see you on the lake in your boat with your fishing gear and photographic gear, thoroughly enjoying yourself. And I am pleased that you like the photo, too.

Returning home is always a pleasure but the joy is improved by having some fish in the bag!

Warmest regards,


Flavio Snidero on October 3, 2011

Tomorrow is another day! LK and ciao Ian.


Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2011

Yes indeed, Flavio, but the cassava tonight would be much more palatable with some fish. Thanks for your appreciative note. Warm regards,

Ian (in Tonga)

Toto Franchi on October 11, 2011

Hi Ian!!! Commercial fishing also devastates the coast of Tonga? Upssss, this is bad news, but not surprised, it seems that every corner of every ocean is seduced by the caresses of illegal nets!!! It is also the case in Tonga? or fishing is well regulated there?

Anyway I also believe that after he had more luck, the high tide always gives some joy!!!

You remember my boat Camalote? Is ready to sail whenever you want ;)!!!

Friendly greetings, Toto

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