Stilt Fishing - Midigama

Anuja Manchanayake

Lysterfield, Australia

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Stilt fishing is a traditional fishing technique of Sri Lanka, practiced mainly by a handful of fishermen along the picturesque coastal stretch between Unawatuna (near Galle) and Mirissa (off Weligama).

Here, the fishermen balance themselves on a cross bar (approximately 1 meter above the water) attached to vertical pole (stilt) lodged in the sea bed.

This photo was taken on a gloomy morning near Midigama, a small township between Ahangama and Weligama. The island in the background is called ‘Rendha-Gala’ and the legends have that a devil spirit has once used a granite bolder (which can still be seen near the right hand side end of the island) to weave laces!!

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