Palaran, in Negros Oriental (Cebuano), refers to the type of fishing that catches tuna and sometimes includes sword fish, shark and marlin. This uses a nylon line with a fish hook on the end with a bait, usually a squid or a smaller fish. There are much other types of fishing strategies/methods used by our fishermen such as panglasdak, pamatulay, panalunton, panulakhang, panahid, suga’g payaw, pamaldang, pangnukos and many others but we use palaran since we catches the biggest fish through this type of fishing.
See below the shots of 2009′s sceneries below.
These photos where just few of the scenes to catch during the 2009′s Fiesta.
Last April 5, 2011, I was not able to witness the same excitement however, I was still glad that the long tradition was still observed. The intensity of fun may have been fallen, I guess because of budget concerns or maybe no one has enough luxury of time to do the preparations but it was better than having no fun at all.
I just wish that this tradition will not put to an end.