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Fishing in the flood

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 01, 2014

IT was business as usual for the women of Nabune Village in Naitasiri as the heavy rains belted most parts of the Central/Eastern Division.

It was a little more than drizzle in Vunidawa while it was pouring in Naqali.

At Nabune the women were busy with their nets next to the swollen river.

Alumeci Tinairavula, 35, said lightning had forced fish and eels to the bank therefore making them easier to catch.

"We had a good catch yesterday (Wednesday) but today it seems harder catching fish," said Mrs Tinaravula.

"The water level is higher and in some places the river bank is covered.

"Some of the women have managed to catch one or two fish but nothing yet for me.

"I will be happy if I just get one fat eel for dinner."

According to Mrs Tinairavula, her village is on a hill and the rising floodwaters posed no danger to her home.








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