My big fish must be somewhere: Fishing tradition in Rogoznica

“Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea 

As the famous proverb states “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, almost every small maritime village lives of the fruits of the sea. Different fishing techniques are taught to the descendants so they could feed their families.

All of the fisherman have great respect and deep admiration to the sea depths, after all, they are a food source for them and their families for decades. Knowing the fact that Croatians are quite the epicures, fish delicacies prepared in Croatia are endless.

Rogoznica offer the true touristic experience of fishing with the real local fishermen. You are not just an observer, not at all, you can participate in each step of the process and in the end get your cut of the catch. Big Game Fishing is a type of recreational fishing gear aimed at large fish such as tuna or marlin fish.

Life of numerous Croatian residents has been closely linked to sea for centuries. Given the fact that the length of coast exceeds the length of the land border by almost three times it is more than understanding just how important the sea is to Croatia.

The first written evidence of fishing in this area is dating back to 1898, and today you can enjoy this interesting activity in Rogoznica and in our complex Marina Frapa Resort.

The rich underwater was a point of interest just as much as the coast. Luckily, more and more islanders were perfecting their fishing skills and learning from the more experienced fishermen in order to continue the started tradition.

Innovative fishing practices in Rogoznica invented by fishermen and fish breeders significantly contributed to the worldwide fishing practices. 

In recent years, Croatia is recognized as one of the pioneers in aquaculture, particularly in control breeding cages of sea bass and sea bream, and new breeding solutions in the cultivation of juvenile tuna in cages.

Each area or village may use slightly different herbs and their own wine and olive oil during the preparation, which makes the uniqueness of taste stand out even more.

Salted or marinated anchovies, octopus salad, grilled sea bream, tuna steak, stuffed scallops, scampi wrapped in prosciutto the signature dishes are endless. Aroma of freshly chopped parsley and garlic combined with thick green olive oil is the simplest, most delicious way of seasoning the fish.

Isn’t that amazing?

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