Thousands catch fish with bare hands at annual festival in China’s Fujian

More than 5,000 people reportedly caught fish with their bare hands in a pond at an annual fish-catching festival in southern China.

In the video, captured in Zhengzhou City in Fujian Province on February 16, a large amount of fish can be seen leaping out of the water. Some are waist deep in the water to catch the fish.

The fish-catching festival has been held every year since 2011. The activity is thought to symbolise local residents' hope for a better future.