A Trolling Competition Was Made In The Historical Peninsula Fatih Fish Festival
A trolling competition was organized on the 2nd day of the Historical Peninsula Fatih Fish Festival, which is traditionally organized in Fatih each year. Fishermen attending the competition came in early hours of the morning and casted their fishhooks to the cool waters of Haliç by saying “Good Luck”.
With the start of the fish season, a trolling competition was organized at the Galata Bridge on the 2nd day of the Historical Peninsula Fatih Fish Festival, 14th of which was organized this year with the cooperation of the Fatih Municipality and KUMDER (Association For Solidarity of Kumkapı Touristic Restaurants and Artisans) in order to popularize the fishery and fish consumption. A large number of competitors came in early hours of the morning and casted their fishhooks to the cool waters of Haliç. Ambitious competitors filled their buckets with fish. While some of them dropped the fish s/he caught, some of them caught three or four fish at a time. Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver also took the fishhook and catch fish along with them.
Winner of the Competition is Osman Üslü
When the trolling competition is over, caught fish is weighted and those ranking the highest were determined. Osman Üslü became the winner of the trolling competition with the 5 kilogram and 550 gram. Second prize went to Muhammed Korkmaz with 4 kilogram and 640 gram, and third prize was given to Abdullah Ak with 3 kilogram and 660 gram. Mayor Hasan Suver and KUMDER President Kemal Duranoğlu presented the cup and various presents to those ranking the highest.
“Our purpose is to popularize fish consumption”
Having mentioned that they want to popularize fish consumption, Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver said: “Fishery culture is one of the most important features of Istanbul. Each year, we organize a trolling festival here. With the attendance of our 102 fishermen, we will determine who caught the heaviest fish within this period. Our purpose is to popularize fish consumption. Fish is the healthiest meat. It is a kind of meat that young and old alike may consume healthily. We both aim to popularize fish consumption and to raise environmental consciousness to breed more fish.
Following the competition results are announced, grilled fish sandwiches were served at the Galata Bridge. Tunny fish and mackerel for 2 thousand people were grilled for citizens. Mayor Suver, who got behind the grills, served grilled fish sandwiches to citizens.