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Fishing in Kwazulu-Natal

by Éric ELLÉNA


Original title : Aventures de pêche au Kwazulu-Natal

Director : Éric ELLÉNA

Production : French Connection Films

Duration : 52 Minutes

Year : 2002

Original version : French

Dubbed version : Spanish

Country : France


KwaZulu-Natal is a province of the vibrant new multiethnic South Africa. Its landscapes and biotopes are each more fascinating than each other. At Kosi Bay near Mozambique, Tonga fishermen install traps in several estuarine lakes, using ancestral techniques. Pongola River, is one of the few places in South Africa where you can test yourself against the dreaded tiger fish. The economy of the splendid 3500-meter high Drakensberg Mountains depends on the trout that are to be caught in the superb gorges. And then the 500 kilometers of coastline: surfcasting on endless beaches, sea outings with professional fishermen on the Dolphin Coast, or big game fishing off St. Lucia. Zulus, Indians, Afrikaners or English alike. All these members of the Rainbow Nation find respect for the nature that surrounds them and a certain life philosophy in their passion for fishing.

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