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Liza Learned Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing At Travaasa Hana

Liza Throw Net Fishing

Continuing with our Travaasa Hana adventure stories, one of the many activities that I really enjoyed doing was learning “Throw Net Fishing”.  Noelle took a photo of me during our lessons at Travaasa Hana, but she didn’t go with us at the bay, so I didn’t have a photo of me actually throw net fishing at Hana Bay.   I did take some photos of some of the “classmates” I had that day. These two young girls are sisters. Their whole family learned the art and skill of Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing, and it was neat to see how they are learning about Hawaiian culture through this activity.

Hawaaiin Throw Net Fishing Hana Maui

Throw Net Fishing Hana Bay via Travaasa Hana

I used to think that fishermen just throw the nets randomly but now I know that there are steps to follow to ensure that we are casting the net right.  We did not catch any fish but it was an insightful experience to learn about this culture of traditional Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing. I learned a lot from our instructor (I wish I wrote down his name, because I can’t remember at this time … will find out and write here soon)

Here is a video of Sarah Sekula explaining the process I learned (just imagine it’s me :) ). First, we learned how to “load” the net. Basically, you hold it in three parts to allow the net to open at a wide angle. This involves looping part of net over your shoulder, lunging and placing another part of the net over your leg – kinda awkward for newbies but the more you do it the more you’d get comfortable and it gets easier.  

Now here is a nice slide show video of  Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing, with upbeat Hawaiian music that I think you will enjoy:

Patience, Timing, Focus and Skill -these are the important components Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing. Read this Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing article and find out more about it.

A hui hou!

Previous Post – Part 1  Mother Daughter Get-away at Travaasa Hana

Mother and Daughter Get-away at Travaasa Hana

Travaasa Hana Get-away 1

This place is our most favorite place on earth!“,  I heard the couple next to us said to the waitress serving them.  Then they went on and on sharing how they are enjoying their stay. I wanted to join the conversation and say “us too!”  As you already know, Travaasa Hana is one of our most favorite places on earth! My daughter and I are here for our mother and daughter get-away and we are enjoying it this year as much as we enjoyed it last year. It’s different experience but both are wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating.

I am writing this on our last day here at Travaasa Hana. You might be thinking, “why is she blogging right now instead of enjoying Hana?”  The answer is simple.  Based on my four year experience of  on coming here, if I don’t post now while I am here, I won’t post when I get back to the Kihei (or it will be a long time before I do).  Once I get back to Kihei, I get back to the busyness of life, finding the time to blog can be a challenge.  If I don’t blog now, chances are you won’t see a blog post about our Hana get-away until much later. However, if I can get one post started I think I’d be motivated to post more. Besides, this is really “not work”.  I am sitting here on the lanai enjoying the ocean view while writing this.  We’ve done activities in the past two days, we just wanted to chill out today before we head back to Kihei. This is part of chilling out :) . This post in a work on progress and I probably will be adding Part 2 and Part 3 as I go. Let’s get this first one started.

Many of you had been following us through my posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Some of the photos below, we have not posted on social media yet. They are exclusively for the blog :)

The Drive to Hana – The Famous Road to Hana


Bamboo Forrest on the Road to Hana. It was so thick and lush.  There wasn’t much vehicles on the road to Hana that morning but we did stop several Valley Isle Excursion Tour van on the road.  It was a pleasant drive that morning.


Keanea Point across from the Ball Park  1 of 2


Keanea Point across from the Ball Park  2 of 2


Tourists and Locals are taking photos of the raging waterfalls.




Oppss, ,it’s time for us to check out … I will upload this now and will add some more caption here later.  Stay tuned for more.

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