At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands… But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

A competition in catching fish just with one’s hands, without the aid of any kind of technology, is a staple of the annual Sisters Festival celebrations in Taijang County in China’s Guizhou province, I learn today. Known as a Valentine’s Day for China’s Miao ethnic group, the tech-free contest is held every year on the 15th day of the third lunar month.

And people take this thing very seriously. And I mean seriously. As you are about to discover, one guy stole the show this year by taking full use of his bodily faculties. Well, just take a look.

1. Here is the arena.

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

2. The competition is heating up.

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

3. Groping for fish…

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

4. …And finding one, but it is not easy to hold on to your slippery quarry.

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

5. I can’t be certain, but it looks as though these guys may be part of a team.

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

6. And now here is our star — this guy is making full use of his oral aperture, because…

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

7. …He needs his hands to catch more fish….

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

8. …And he did catch another fish.

At A Chinese Festival People Catch Fish With Their Hands... But This Guy Takes It To A Whole New Level.

Source: The Daily Mail.

So, you can say what you will, but this guy definitely knew what he was doing and was quite successful at it. Our sources aren’t telling us how popular this technique was among the other contestants, but I suspect that if it were widespread, we would’ve seen photos of others implementing it.

When he finally released the fish from his mouth, this skillful fisherman requested that I ask you to share his technique with your friends below. I think he was telling me that he wouldn’t mind teaching his skills others, so if anyone is interested, just send me a note and I’ll put you in touch with him.