Somewhere in Espinho

Somewhere in Espinho, it happens a fishing daily ritual. Arte Xávega or the art of “drag”.

It’s an ancient art, still practiced at a beach in Espinho.
Today’s fishnets are no longer pulled by animals, as they did before. Have been replaced by tractors. Despite this small modern look, everything else is very traditional.

There are many people who go to the beach just to watch it. But the tourist aren’t the only ones that go there. Many are those who take the opportunity to buy fish, as soon as the fishnet is pulled to the ground. It’s the livelihood of these fishermen.

I decided to go over there. The result it’s just below;)

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Espinho. Diariamente acontece um ritual de pesca. Arte Xávega ou arte de arrastar.

É uma arte antiga e praticada ainda nos dia de hoje numa praia em Espinho. Hoje as redes já não são puxadas por animais, tal como acontecia antigamente. Foram substituídos por tractores. Apesar deste pequeno aspecto mais moderno, tudo o resto é muito tradicional.

São muitos os que rumam à praia para assistir. Mas não vão lá só turistas. Muitos são os que aproveitam para comprar peixe mal a rede seja puxada para terra. É o ganha pão destes pescadores.

Decidi ir até lá.

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