Panoramica interna del museo (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
In the suggestive setting of the Sala Radetzky, a former pyrotechnic laboratory, at the Artillery barracks in Porta Verona, you will find the entrance to the Museo della pesca e delle tradizioni locali.
A recently revised structure that the Association "Amici del Gondolin", thanks also to the patronage of the Municipal Administration, after a few months of restoration, inaugurated on March 23rd 2013.
The Museum as it presents itself to the visitor's eyes, is composed in a series of consecutive rooms, each one located in an ideal path in stages that stands out for the quality and quantity of the exhibited material.
In the arcades that make up the room among the abundant photographic documentation you can find a collection of typical lake boats donated to our Association by members and our fellow citizens who constitute a real historical heritage of lake life. Some of them, like the ancient "Anguilara", a boat whose construction dates back to the end of the 19th century, recovered thanks to the divers of the Sub Club Peschiera, are for construction features typical only of our town.
Tirlindana (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Mulinelli e esche (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Barca da pesca (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Reti da pesca (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Ami (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Bicicletta per la vendita porta a porta del pesce (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Mulinelli da pesca (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Dettaglio di un'imbarcazioene (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Luccio (2018/2018) by GardaMuseiAssociazione culturale GardaMusei
Widespread in almost the northern hemisphere of the world, in Italy pike is a native species in many lakes, as lake Garda, ponds and waterways. The ideal habitat is the coastal strip on shallow sandy and muddy beds rich in algae and reeds.
It is a rather sedentary fish. In order to defend its territory it does not disdain very common cannibalism even in the youngest specimens.
Traditions and folklore
A series of traditions and places characterize the territory of Peschiera del Garda and are linked to the land, its resources, the main activities of the places and the ancient legends.
The carpione, fish of the family of salmon, is considered for its rarity and for the quality of its meat as one of the best fish of Lake Garda. The carpione del Garda is, among the fish fauna of our lake, a so-called endemic species; this term is a sign that this species is present and only populates the waters of our lake. This is why the exceptional nature of this undertaking is a major part of this species reported by the IUCN site (Red List) as a species with a high risk of extinction. In the past, attempts were made to repopulate with the Carpione del Garda also in other Italian lakes, but without being successful. Evidently the habitat that the carpione has found in the Benacens basin is unique and unrepeatable for its survival and reproduction. Already famous during the period of domination of the Romans was banished with the preciousness of its meat of nobles and aristocrats, certainly not those of the fishermen that night, with enormous sacrifices, they lavished on their fishing obtaining good profits. The Republic of Venice, recognizing the particularity of this fish and its rarity, wanted to protect it in 1464 with a particular Ducal Decree elevating it to a plate of honor in public banquets.