Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Negombo

Deep sea fishing tour in Negombo

Off the glimmering sandy beaches of Negombo, pierce through the tranquil waters of the lagoon and move into the deep sea to indulge in another fascinating sport, deep sea fishing. From veterans to newcomers, deep sea fishing is such an adventure that gets everyone excited.

What makes Negombo ideal for deep sea fishing?

The virgin fishing spots in close proximity to the Negombo beach makes it a prime choice for deep sea fishing. The waters of the lagoon are enriched with an immense collection of fishes. Moreover, deep sea fishing is practiced throughout the year (for best experience visit from April to November).

For beginners, it is advised to enjoy fishing near the coast. You can find an abundance of renowned fishes here which includes snapper, grouper, bonefish and more. As you continue more into the heart of the sea, fishes like Kingfish, Barramundi, Jackfish, Mackerel, Tuna becomes your catch. For extreme adventurers (highly recommended for experienced people only), you can move further into the deep waters and practiced to swordfish, sailfish, and barracudas.


A primary requirement while fishing is a boat. It is always necessary to travel by a well-maintained and functional boat for utmost safety. Nowadays, motorized boats equipped with essential gears are available for the sport. A top-notch fishing rod with reel and bait will be available for each person. The fishing tour also assures that your boat has proper engines, rod holders, life vests, first aid kit, emergency lights, GPS, and fire extinguishers. Fishing gears used are of professional quality, and experienced guides also accompany the tourists during the ride.

 Best Time for fishing

The best time to go fishing is early in the morning. At the crack of dawn get onboard, and by the time the water warms up you can be amidst a pool of fishes making some of the best catches.

If you are having a time crunch, you can easily opt for a half-day tour. Else, for fishing enthusiasts, an entire day out in the open waters, struggling with some of the prominent big game fishes is the real challenge. So, buckle up and get ready to enjoy another thrilling water activity in Sri Lanka.

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