Fiji Time: 7:20 AM on Tuesday 17 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Feathers as fish bait

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 20, 2014

IT might be a rare activity but "fuji" fishing for women of Druadrua Island in Macuata waters is putting food on their tables and earning them money.

According to the women, "fuji" fishing involves using chicken feathers as bait, a style of fishing they've used over the past four years.

Speaking on behalf of the women, Laite Matebalavu said they had proven that the feathers attract fish.

"We usually use big bottles and gallon containers with which we wind our lines and the feathers are attached to the hooks as bait," she said.

"We call this type of fishing the 'fuji' which we have been benefiting from.

"In a day, a woman can catch between 40 and 50 fish, and these are medium to and big-sized fish.

"I don't really know why it's called fuji fishing but all I know is that we are all benefiting from it."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63690.6179
JPY 56.150853.1508
GBP 0.39750.3895
EUR 0.45620.4442
NZD 0.68780.6548
AUD 0.64980.6248
USD 0.48730.4703

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 13th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Brief showers forecast

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tragic end to village trip Wednesday (11 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Ryan wasn't a choice Wednesday (11 Jan)
  5. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  7. Kinoya sinkhole discovery, traffic restricted Thursday (12 Jan)
  8. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  9. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  10. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)