Fishing in Balapitiya – Ultimate inland fishing experience!

A two- hours drive from Colombo, Balapitiya is a small fishing village in Sri Lanka you pass when you are heading towards Galle. Like many other cities in the southern coastal belt in the island, Balapitiya too has many exciting outdoor activities to engage in. Travellers in search of a Sri Lanka luxury villa can head down to Safforon and Blue by Jetwing which is among the best Sri Lanka villas in the coast. Beaches in Balapitiya are still remains unspoilt and perfect for a peaceful beach getaway. One of the many exciting things you could try out in Balapitiya is fishing. Be it inland fishing or deep sea fishing, there are boat services available in the area to fulfil the needs of the fishing enthusiasts to the village. Inland fishing in Madu Ganga is the most popular fishing spot in Balapitiya. A patient wait during an early morning fishing expedition would let you spot some of the fish types such as Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Bull eyed Mackerel and rarely Travilly and Barracudas.


Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.