From my early years in the eastern cape province, fishing has always been in my blood.
Walking along a beach on Zanzibar turned up these two artisanal fishers hoping for some luck. They landed a handful of small fish.
On a commercial boat off Cape Point, a lobster fisher casts a bunch of rope after the trap. The excess rope is tied up in a coil to reduce the chance of entanglement with whales.
A seething mass of yellowtail netted from Fish Hoek beach.
A fisherman throws his roman catch ashore as the boat comes alongside in Kalk bay.
A group of traditional treknet fishers launch at Fish Hoek beach. High key image used to highlight the team effect.
The treknetters haul the catch of harders (mullet) into a pile before moving them off the beach.
A pile of harders (mullet) ready for transportation.
Family and onlookers are enthralled by the mass of fish landed by the netters.
A display of fish recently caught.
After a hard day at sea, a moment of contemplation before mooring the boat for the night.
Locals in Mozambique deliver a freshly caught fish to a restaurant.
A good catch of yellowtail being held in the water before being transported.
A catch of spiny lobsters is brought aboard and will be emptied over a grid sorter that allows undersized animals to return directly to the sea via a chute.
The boat is full to the brim. This is a sustainable, traditional fishery.
Freshly landed yellowtail.
A fisher hoping for a catch on the Knysna lagoon.
Subsistence fishers bring their catch for the day ashore at Kommetjie.
Keen shark anglers take part in a tagging catch and release derby in Langebaan.
Sun dried fish in the village of Pangane, Mozambique
Harders (mullet), a popular staple of the western Cape, are mostly caught by treknetting.