THINGS THAT FISHERMAN KNOW
The sea is the school of life. Storms and tempests, open seas and sheltered coves… are all reflected in the faces of fishermen, while their hands weave nets out of old and new knowledge.
At this fisherman’s festival these men of the sea present their traditional skills in various ways. Fishermen display different examples of marine life and needed equipment. They explain to visitors how to catch certain fish, how fishing equipment is handled and used.
“The fisherman weaves his net…” as the old song goes; this is a chance to see how it is done, how fishing needles are wound and find out many other things. So, everyone becomes a fisherman: children, tourists, chance travelers and visitors.
On the waves of fisherman’s knowledge and kindness, Fazana resembles a huge boat … But, there are smaller ones as well: the characteristic batana, the flat bottomed and square sterned fishing boat is the main protagonist of the exciting competition called “Batana Cup”.
We will also remember May and the “School of salting pilchard” since this is the perfect moment to open the tin containers and proclaim the best pilchard salted “long ago”…