Indonesian lockdown heralds micro-fishing boom
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A Japanese style of micro-fishing has become increasingly popular during the lockdown in Indonesia.
Inspired by senior anglers, Budi Wi and Hary Buana, Ispull Micra Fishing Tanago (IMFT), has taken off because it can be carried out close to home in smaller rivers and is being used as a replacement for anglers who are currently banned from fishing the country’s seas and beaches.
Wi and Buana have created a Facebook page dedicated to the light fishing style, giving anglers an opportunity to post their catches on the site and share information.
Most of the tackle shops in the region have been closed to customers because of the social distancing restrictions, but many are still trading online.
The country’s major fishing tackle manufacturer, PT Sarana Central Pancing, the owner of the Relix brand, has been manufacturing from its three locations in Indonesia.