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Squid Fishing – Squid Time in the Adriatic

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    Highlights

    • Learning the squid fishing technique
    • Learning how to use the pescafondo (a jig that looks like a small fish)
    • Exploring the best squid fishing areas of Dalmatia
    • Enjoying your time onboard while waiting for the first catch

    Useful tips

    • Have spare clothes by your side
    • You don’t have to worry about fishing equipment. We will prepare everything necessary
    • Be sure to fuel up with your favorite snacks
    • Capture the best moments of the trip with a waterproof camera or smartphone

    Basic information

    • Duration: 5 h – half day tour
    • Capacity (per boat): 6 persons (per boat)
    • Max. capacity: There is no capacity limit for this fishing tour. If there are more than 6 persons in your group, contact us, and we will gladly create a tailored fishing trip for your group with multiple boats (depending on the total number of persons in your group)
    • Children: No children under 3 years are allowed to participate
    Departure /
    return
    Preferable pickup location: Trogir
    Possible pickup location: Split
    Meeting time 06:00PM in Trogir or Split
    Included
    • fishing equipment
    • safety equipment
    • professional skipper
    • bottled water
    Excluded
    • personal expenses

    Squid Fishing and Fisherman's Mumblings

    When the hectic summer season comes to a close, the biggest occupation of the local fishermen is squid fishing. From September till December is the best time for catching these tasty little sea creatures.

    Even great poets have written many stories about squid fishing in Dalmatia. A famous Croatian Renaissance poet Petar Hektorovic once wrote an entire story about it, entitled: “Fishing and Fishermen’s Mumblings.” This piece of Croatian literature has been critically acclaimed as one of the most original and realistic works of the sixteenth century. It is a written documentary describing a three day fishing trip. In his personal life, Petar Hektorovic was saved by simple fishermen when the Turks attacked his home town. Forever grateful to them, he celebrated their unsung lifestyle in great detail with honor and respect. These masters of the sea knew how to dance to the sea’s dictates, and Hektorovic describes the procedure from catching the fish to its succulent preparation.  Even squid fishing had an important role in Hektorovic’s stories.

    People in Dalmatia love fishing, but when the subject of squid fishing comes up – their faces begin to light up. There seems to be a sense of enjoyment to it. No matter how much they caught, everyone returns to the port with contented smiles on their faces. That’s what it’s all about, sharing happy times together, telling interesting stories and making warm, satisfying memories that will be countlessly recalled in the heart and mind, later retold to one’s sons and grandchildren.

    Our adventure will begin about an hour before sunset. Fortunately, squid fishing is not complicated, so prepare to simply relax and enjoy a calm evening at sea. This type of weather is called “bonaca” or fair winds, and the sea may look as though it is made of oil. While the last sun rays may be seen on the horizon, we are diligently looking for a good place to catch squid. Most likely we will find them near some rocky terrain close to the capes in shallow sea, up to 30m deep. We’ll stop our boat and drop the pescafondo (a jig that looks like a small fish) all the way to the bottom, then pull it up slowly. This type of movement makes it look as if the little “fish” is swimming. If we are lucky enough, the unsuspecting squid will jump onto the pescafondo with its tentacles, and when you feel them attack, you simply pull your jig up. The squid is the most active in the dusk when it starts hunting for food. A squid’s only defense is shooting ink to its predators. Sometimes the squid will start insanely squirting ink all over the boat, but that one of the many things that can happen. You will have to discover it all on a first hand basis.

    Like the other seasoned fishermen, we will end this trip at the traditional tavern in Slatine. We will prepare our catch in one of many wonderful ways and thoroughly enjoy our delicious meal. Get in touch with this local tradition and wake up the dormant seafarer in your soul. Join us for a calm evening exploring the sea, a relaxing and invigorating adventure.

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