CAMPANU: THE FIRST SALMON OF THE SEASON IN ASTURIAS

The Campanu, would you pay 3,000 Euros for a fish at auction?

In Asturias, the fishing festival “El Campanu” marks the beginning of the salmon season and if you are lucky enough to catch the first one then you could be better off by up to 3,000 Euros once it goes to public auction!!

The event is steeped in history and legend has it that the local Monastery of Cornellana in the council of Salas, used to ring it’s bells to mark the first salmon of the season caught in the whole of Asturias hence the name “El Campanu” or “The Bell“.

Ant in this moment it’s official, the Salmon season is open!

Many thanks to Arnaldo Costa from the Royal Association of River Fishing in Asturias for all his help.

Real Asociación Asturiana de Pesca Fluvial

 

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