People who gathered around Tuoban Bridge, in Nanjing, were amazed to see the young man's technique, reports Modern Express.
They were were even more amazed to discover that he was fishing without any bait, but simply dropping his hook into the water to catch fish.
Within half an hour, the young man had already caught four fish. His partner on the bridge said with pride that no fish were safe when his friend goes fishing.
The fisherman told onlookers he was a wholesaler at a nearby market who had come fishing for fun because business was slow.
Responding to concerns about his safety, he added: "I have a good sense of balance. And anyway, I'm a good swimmer!" (Modern Express – 現代快報)