I have not been piranha fishing on the Amazon, nor do I know much about it, but one of my oldest, dearest friends has been there, and done that. She also recently started a blog with some of her most amazing photos from all of her most amazing travels, and you should take a look.
While I was looking at some of her best of shots from 2012, I noticed a beautiful picture of a man fishing, and asked if I could share some more of those pictures on my blog. So, here you have them!
Like I said, I really know nothing about piranha fishing, nor did I really know that one might want to eat piranha. All you need to catch this toothy fish is a stick, a long wire, and some chicken. FYI, they don't eat people. Turns out all of those movies about man-eating piranhas are false. Who knew, eh?
Piranha fun facts:
- There are under 60 species of piranha.
- They can live up to 25 years!
- Schools of piranha can exceed 1000 fish.
- They can become cannibalistic if under fed. (Eat each other, not humans. Jus' clarifyin')
- Piranhas have the same sensory system as sharks that allow them to detect blood.
- Piranha teeth are often used to make weapons by the indigenous natives.
Peruvians do in fact eat quite a bit of piranha.
While I was looking around for a bit of piranha info I found this other blog post that might be of interest if you're really keen on learning more about them.