Courtesy Mendel Nun

The veranda method catches even the wiliest leaping fish. One net encircles a shoal of fish in a barrel of mesh while a second net, a trammel net, is spread on the water’s surface and kept afloat with reeds, creating a kind of ledge around the net barrel. Fish that jump over the barrel’s rim are trapped in the floating trammel net while fish remaining in the barrel are caught in cast nets that are thrown from a boat into the barrel (see drawing) and retrieved by divers.