Once a giant fish estimated to weigh nearly 100kg was caught in the net of a fish factory at Cam Son Lake in British Columbia, Canada. However, fearing that the cage could not bear the weight and strength of the “water monster”, the people present at that time decided not to lift the cage, but to go get a gun to shoot the fish. When they returned with the gun, the fish had broken through the cage and escaped. Many years later, people still believe that the “water monster” still exists and is the lord of the Cam Son lake bed.
Fishing is an important part of the lives of people living in the four communes of Fraser River. They catch fish and shrimp from time to time to improve their meals, and for many, fishing is their livelihood. However, due to overfishing, the lake no longer has many big fish, and the biggest fish caught by fishermen today is only about 20kg. People here believe that the best time to catch fish is around April and May when there are often heavy rains and the upstream water pours a lot, causing all kinds of fish to lay eggs, often floating or washing ashore. The experience of the locals shows that the area of Ao Vuong village is the place with the most big fish.
Night fishing is popular in the area, and fishermen often use nets or electric jacks. Fishing must be done at night to be effective because catfish, carp, and sesame species often “sleep day and night”. However, night fishing is dangerous, and fishermen must be experienced rivermen because if there is no area, the sailboat will crash into the island or the bamboo bush in the middle of the lake and immediately capsize.