Midnight Anglers

Midnight Anglers

DSC_7943Dozens of enthusiastic young men were angling on a bridge linking Bahrain’s capital, Manama and the island of Muharraq at midnight yesterday.
While it is not often surprising to see a few of them on the busy Shaikh Isa bin Salman Causeway, I found so many at the same time, and at that hour, unusual.
“Oh, but it’s the weekend,” said one of them, when I asked a question. “You can take pictures but not for a newspaper…
“We do this every Thursday evening, late into the night.
“We do catch some rather large fish sometimes but mostly it’s enough for a Friday BBQ with friends.
“And it’s a great pastime.”
Great thought, I must admit. At least they are doing something very productive – and staying out of trouble!

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