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Highwire Fishing: Would You Do This to Reach Your Favorite Fishing Hole?

Fishing is typically relaxing, but highwire fishing adds an element of danger.

What’s highwire fishing you ask? It’s a way that fisherman Sam Niang has devised to reach a perfect place to toss his cast net. By stringing a pair of cables across the Mekong river, he’s able to cross even when the monsoon season has the water rushing at more than 11,000,000 liters per second. Needless to say, a fall would be disastrous.

Watch the video to see Niang make his daily commute across the rushing river and how many fish he’s able to bring back for his trouble.

All that for one fish. But you know what they say: “A guy’s gotta eat.”

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to reach a sweet fishing hole? Let us know.

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Highwire Fishing: Would You Do This to Reach Your Favorite Fishing Hole?