The added advantage is that it is situated not more than 20km from the commercial capital Colombo. It is full of mangroves giving rise to a rich diversity in aquatic fauna and flora.
Being a traditional fishing ground for centuries there are so many popular varieties of fish like Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Bull eyed Mackerel, smaller Travilly and Barracudas.
Also fishermen around Bolgoda Lake still use a very primitive fishing technique called "Ja-Kotuwa" for fishing prawns. 'Ja kotuwa ' made with bamboo dividers erected in the middle of the lake, is a kind of trap, which will be illuminated with kerosene oil bottle lamps in the night.
We start our fishing tours from our own Medagama River Retreat www.medagama.com and it allows your no fishing companions to relax in comfort till you come back with the day’s catch.