With a coastline that is 1340 km long and territorial waters that expand up to 21,500 sq. km, Sri Lanka enjoys an enviable position in the Indian Ocean when it comes to fishing. With shores of large fish species including Giant Trevally GT, Dogtooth Tuna, Marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel and Wahoo living in multitudes in the Sri Lankan continental shelf and beyond, the country is a natural hunting ground for sea anglers around the world.
Thanks to the deep drop-off of the continental shelf supporting large shoals of big fish, Sri Lankan, and foreign anglers, who visited the country looking for a good game in the sea have rarely been disappointed.
The game fishing season on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka reaches its peak between November to April each year and Weligama Fishing harbour is one of the preferred spots to head to oceans at pre-dawn.
Whether you are looking few hours of near to shore fishing experience, half or full day fishing in the deep sea, a number of game fishing operators are equipped with game fishing boats, live and artificial bait, trolling facilities and expert skippers as well as guides to make your fishing trip in Sri Lanka a success.