CATCHING FISH IN DOBRINJA // 05. 1994.
ANTUN LEKO // INHABITANT OF DOBRINJA
ORAL HISTORY - INTERVIEW
ORAL HISTORY - TRANSCRIPT

May 1994

Antun Leko
Inhabitant of Dobrinja
CATCHING FISH IN DOBRINJA

‘On May 4, 1994 I saw a fish in the small Dobrinja River. And I’m an angler. I didn’t want to say it to those other fellow anglers. There are lots of anglers in Dobrinja. I was just about to take some water to throw it into the toilet, to have it for feces. And then I saw that trout. I went home although the snipers were shooting from above, right down the Dobrinja River. I took my fishing gear. I didn’t have any bait, so I had to find an earthworm. And with the earthworm I got the fish. That was a great joy. I caught it. After that a lot of neighbors went to fish. Because, it got around immediately, everybody knew. Whatever you did, we were locked up all the time, everybody knew. No matter where you went. And all of Dobrinja River knew I caught the fish.’

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