Row, row, row your boat

Fishing for your self and selling in the city. Home fishing has long traditions on the island by the sea.

Outside the museum in one of our boathouses you will find the exhibition "I rowed out". It is about the tradition of fishing in the ocean near your home, for selling on the fish market but also for your own consumption. A rich influx of herring and mackerel in the bay, and good fishing recources just a few miles from the boathouses has led the people around Ov├ągen beeing self sufficient troughout the year.

The equipment used for traditional fishing was handlines, different nets, shore seines and traps. These were homemade on the farm or bought at the farm merchants in Bergen. In this exhibition you can learn the history of the people and the equipment they used.