Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

Agricultural Implements

fishing net

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Fishing Net

Langi Je


Net with Sinker

Max. Height: 147 cm

Langi Je is a kind of fishing net kept in the water mostly in the evening and checked for fish in the next morning. It is a rectangular shaped fishing net. Two ropes are connected at the upper and lower portions of the net. The rope in the upper part is attached by floats at a fixed interval and the lower rope is attached with sinkers at fixed intervals. These nets are set in the beels (lakes) vertically in line. Sometimes these nets are also dragged from one place to another. The fisher folk used to disturb the fishes by beating tin drums or hitting the water with bamboo poles. As a result, fishes move in frustration and get entangled into the net.

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