Stilt Fishermen
 
Home
Up
Colombo
Dambulla
Sigiriya
Road to Kandy
Kandy
Hill Country
Nuwara Eliya
South Sri Lanka
Stilt Fishermen
Weligama Bay
Unawatuna Bay
Galle
Back to Colombo

 

Sri Lanka's Famous Stilt Fishermen of Koggala

Sri Lanka is unique for its Stilt Fishermen of its west coast - fishermen who sit on small benches on poles stuck into the water a few meters offshore and fish for small reef fish called ‘Bollu’ and ‘Koramburuwo’

Before the tsunami of 2004, these fishermen could be found off shore south of Galle, and most tour books and photographers show that they are from Walligama - however, currently they can only be seen north of Walligama along the beaches of Koggala - and the few who still fish make more from tourists for photos than they do from fishing.

In case you want to know more, please check out the following article by By Nizla Naizer in the Bottom Line, which is the only good writeup I have seen at http://www.thebottomline.lk/2009/01/28/index 10.htm

Two Stilt Fisherman at Sunset, Koggala Sri Lanka by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Morning Catch - Stilt Fishermen of Koggala, Sri Lanka by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Day's End - Stilt Fishermen of Koggala, Sri Lanka by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos

Click below to view my impressions. 

Why not bookmark this site - and when you finish your tour, please sign the Guestbook and let me know what you think. 

Copyright notice
Please note that all photographs and text appearing on this site are the exclusive intellectual property of Sam Stearman. No images are within the Public Domain, and no image use is permitted without the written prior authorization of the copyright owner.  If you see any pictures you would like to buy, all the thousands of pictures on this site are available in high resolution digital format, suitable for framing, use in magazines or advertising.  Email me if you would like to know more.