Inland Fishing in Polonnaruwa
This tour allows you to freshwater fish in the Parakrama Samudra, also known as the Sea of Parakrama. Join a local fisherman on his boat in this adventure. Enjoy the magnificent views from the lake. Challenge yourself with the traditional fishing pole used by the locals. Relax with a drink in hand and get great catches.
- Local fisherman's assistance along with traditional equipment provided
- Includes tea, coffee or beer
- Canoe and local boatman
- Local fishing rod
What to Expect
You will be starting your tour at 8:00 am from the pier at the banks of the Sea of Parakrama. You will be provided with the traditional bamboo rods and a local fisherman will accompany you to guide you to the best spots and provide assistance if required. You will be taking a canoe out onto the water.
The Parakrama Samudra was a 12th century creation of King Parakramabahu I. The monarch was a great engineer and had quite a few architecturally advanced monuments created in his time. While creating the reservoir, the king is said to have declared that he would not allow 'even a single drop of rainwater to escape to the sea without it having been of use to mankind'. The Sea of Parakrama is formed by interconnecting three separate reservoirs with narrow channels.
You will be able to fish mainly for Tilapia species in the reservoir, since it seems to be predominant. You can relax in the canoe, or maybe sit on a rock that rises out of the water and cast your rods. There will be beverages such as tea, coffee and some chilled beer available so you can have a drink while you wait for the tug on the rod.
In addition to fishing you can also enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding landscape. The Knuckles Range will be visible in the distance. In addition, you can watch birds and the other wildlife such as elephants, monkeys and deer that visit the reservoir.
Once you have completed your fishing session, and if you have time, maybe done a quick exploration of the area by water; you will be returning to your starting point. Your fishing tour will be completed by 11:00 am