Mirissa is a small coastal town located a few km away from the famous tourist hub of Galle. Your beach holiday will be made perfect staying at one of the Mirissa beach hotels that are famous for their seafood specialities such as Esprit D’Ici.
Deep sea fishing
Being an island, fish is among the staple food of the country, making fishing a common choice of livelihood for many. Deep sea fishing can take two forms – trawling and anchor fishing – both of which can be explored by the tourist.
Trawling is the most common method of commercial fishing, where nets are used to catch a large amount of fish at once. Trawling on a motorboat in the middle of the ocean would give you a sense of what the locals experience on a daily basis, and provide you with a rare insight into the life of the fisher folk of the island.
Anchor fishing, on the other hand, is a venture that requires much skill and patience. It is a method of using tackle to catch individual fish. The rush and excitement as you feel the tug of your first catch and the skills required to reel it in, all the time fighting with the deceptively calm waves will be an experience you are unlike to forget.
The duration of the fishing trip is usually about 4 hours and provides you with the chance to try your luck at catching Sailfish, Black Marlene, Tuna, Blue Marlene as well as Wahoo. If you decide to go fishing during the months of December to April, you might have the added bonus of seeing Sperm Whales and Blue Whales.
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