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I am Carpina, a little golden fish, playful and merry, and I am off looking for the bedtime stories that my grandmother, The Spirit of Waters, used to tell me when I was just a little fish. I want to see with my own eyes that rich enchanted land with crystal-clear mountain waters and wide lakes, lazy ponds that are so dear to fishermen, next to which grew and developed in time, beautiful cities. My grandma told me that this land is called
I know that, in olden days,
Hills nestled along old mountains, tall and crooked ridges resembling the famous Dacian cap, endless forests with no traces of light, deep, enclosed valleys, like islands caught in between snowy peaks … How could anyone even begin to imagine the stooped monasteries of painted wood from Ardeal, more than six centuries old, orthodox churches dating from the 11th century, or fortified sanctuaries, that sheltered all the souls of an entire village from the days of yore?
One winter night, grandmother was telling me a bedtime story about the hearsay in the ponds. This is how I found out that exactly between the 25th and the 30th of September, on
The people of Corbu decided to populate the lake with plenty of big and beautiful fish, so, one day, I found myself carried from my lake by a vortex of water, swayed on the roads of
When I began acquainting myself with the place, I noticed there was a lot of commotion and I realized that I was in the middle of the development works for the sport fishing venue from
However, their efforts were fully worth it, the inspection of the FIPSed delegation (International Carp fishing Federation in freshwaters) concluding that the competition venue from
I liked what I found here and I asked the kind spirits help me become the golden fish of Corbu Lake so that I can help the people here see their dreams come true and to harvest the fruits of their hard work. My wish was granted so here I am!
I had a hard time trying to keep out of the reach of virtuous fishing rods of the fishermen that came here to measure their strength in front of the vigilant carp, competing for different Rig Cups or for the stages of the National Fishing Championship, which precedes the World Championship. A fisherman from the team that will represent
I hope that all of the participants will fully enjoy the competition, the festivities and the pleasant surprises that the organizers prepared for them, and that the beautiful memories will bring them back to our lands, both for fishing and for tourism and recreation.