During one conversation about seabass fishing with Stefano Pisu from Seaspin company, he mentioned that there will be a seabass anglers meeting and competition in city of Grado in Italy, and that he would be glad if I came there. That’s an invitation that no one could refuse, so almost 5 months later I finally met Stefano in person on the entrance of Tenuta Primero camping site. 4 of us came from Croatia, Danijel from Predator fishing shop, my good friend Edo from Senj, Igor Virag known as Cedevita, and of course, me – Cekin.
Unfortunately for us, the weather was terrible. Long lasting winter and snowy water from nearby mountains was bad news, fish were still In deep water, and shallow terrain of Laguna di Grado was almost empty. But during the first day there was some action – Italian angler Paolo Nane, who was on the boat with me, caught a beautiful seabass weighting around 4kg on Duo Tide Minnow Slim, and my friend Edo had a nice seabass from the shore on the entrance of the marina of Tenuta Primero, weighting around 2.5 kilos. He caught it with Trigger X softbait.
The competition itself was a big fail because there was not a single strike, and there were about 100 people fishing from their boats all over the lagoon. But the meeting itself was great, we met a lot of cool people, and our Danijel managed to win a first prize for the biggest fool of the year, because he fell in a hole like a Hobbit. Although there was very little action considering Seabass, we had a chance to see one of the best fishing terrains in the whole Adriatic sea, and meet some of the best Seabass Anglers from Grado and all around Italy, so it was definitely worth it! And I can’t wait to visit Grado again!