jul 18 2009

Small Croatian fishing boats

Published by at 4:57 pm under Fish and fishing

I will like to post two pictures of small Croatian fishing boats. Croatia has a fishing fleet consisting of large trawlers and purse seiners, but on this post you will see smaller boats used by the locals for traditional fishing, nowadays more in terms of recreational fishing.


The picture above is taken in Seget Vranjica not far from Trogir. I will visit Trogir later this summer and hopefully I will learn more about the use of these boats and the traditional fishing gear.

The next picture shows a boat in Tucepi (a bit further southeast on the Croatian coastline). A lot of similar boats was seen in Tucepi and in the evening they left the harbour. The boats is then easily seen not far from the coast as the fishermen use lights to attract the prey. This way of fishing squids can be observed from late summer till late fall.


5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Small Croatian fishing boats”

  1. Monkeyface Newson 17 nov 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Love your blog! Great seeing all these species I never otherwise get to see. I work for the Fish and Game Dept., here in San Francisco, my blog talks a lot about our local Pacific fisheries. It’s cool how different areas of the world develop their own fishing boat aesthetics–usually shaped by the fish they pursue. Here in SF it was all about the Faluccas, (the boats of Portugese and Italian immigrants) then came the Monterrey boats.

    There is a fishery here for Humbolt squid off shore, they are massive. Crazy stuff.

    Also: nice lobsters, yesterday my buddy and I went off shore in our kayaks and picked twenty monster sized Dungenss crabs… just bragging.

    Love the blog. If you have any interest in SF’s fisheries check me out. Otherwise… Thanks!

  2. Markon 22 feb 2010 at 11:19 am

    Now THAT’S a cool boat! :)

  3. nfl storeon 03 mai 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Your blog have let me feel another sight of fishing.

  4. Fishing with family Features Siteon 18 aug 2010 at 10:27 am

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  5. Philon 06 jun 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Hi, I hope you can help me with fishing in Croatia

    is it true that recreational fishing is prohibited in harbors and small ports and on public beaches and bathing places from May 1st until October 1st?

    is it possible for a tourist to the islands (Hvar, Brac) to drop a line somewhere?