Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

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My friend is planning a trip to Sri Lanka. Where can she come across stilt fishing in the country? Is it still widely practised?

Dipika Dasgupta 05/02/13    Where to goSri Lanka Link Report

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Hi Edward

Thanks for this valuable piece of information. I will ask my friend to plan the trip during that period, so that she can definitely observe the stilt-fishermen in action!

Dipika Dasgupta 11/02/13    Link Report

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Hi Dipika
Stilt fishing isn’t widely practised (despite being on the covers of many guidebooks!) but your friend will still be able to witness it on the south coast of Sri Lanka – the village of Ahangama, about 20km east of Galle, is famous for it. The stilt fishermen aren’t out there all the time (it depends on the current) but late afternoon/sunset is a good time to see them. Between October and December are apparently the best months.
Ed

Edward Aves 05/02/13    Link Report

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