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Man Digs Massive Hole In Kitchen To Catch Fish

by | 23rd, June 2009

london-tube-busyTO China, where Li Huiyan, of Chongqing, has hires 30 villagers for six months to dig a 16-metre deep hole in his kitchen so that he can tape into a river and fish from home.

Li once fished in more conventional fashion, but the once over ground was submerged 30 years ago when the local authority bombed part of a mountain to pave a road.

Says Li:

“The river used to have so many fish, and by simply putting a net there, hundreds of fish would be caught.”

Now Li lowers a net and catches lots so fish:

“I sell the fish at a wholesale price of 24 yuan (£2.15p) per kilo, but 36 yuan (£3.20p) per kilo for retail.”

Any readers looking to be like Li should note that that underground river is a sewerage pipe and those “New Cod” are only available for a few days each month…

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