Gilt-head bream, for many the queen of the Adriatic Sea and marine fishing, has a special reputation among sea fishermen. It is considered a prized catch due to its delicious flesh. Gilt-head bream is a white marine fish from the Sparidae family, called Sparus aurata in Latin; due to its characteristic golden-yellow splash of colour above the eyes, some also call it “zlatobrov” (golden-brow). In various areas of the Croatian Adriatic coast and islands, gilt-head bream or orada is also locally known as komarča, podlanica, zlatica and similar.
European bass is a very imposing predatory sea fish, crowned by many as the ruler of coastal waters. It has a strong body and a large mouth with a protruding lower jaw, enabling it to go after prey larger than itself; however, it mostly feeds on smaller fish, crustaceans and small invertebrates. Its jaws are full of sandpaper-like tiny teeth that successfully prevent the prey from escaping, while the big eyes attest that this fish mainly catches its prey in the evenings and at night.