Little bit about Weligama Stilt Fishermen
The southern coast of Sri Lanka is home to a truly remarkable group of individuals. The world famous stilt fishermen of Weligama. This one of a kind method of fishing can only be found off the southern coast of Sri Lanka along the Weligama Bay. Performed in the shallow waters of the bay safe from the waves of the ocean, long stilts are embedded deep in the sand amongst the small swells. A perch is built on top of thestilt and the fishermen sit on these perches and using the traditional hook and bait technique, catch the numerous small fish in the shallow bay area. To the avid explorer, this is a sight to behold, with the backdrop of the setting sun the stilt fishermen create a picture worthy of being on a canvas at the Louvre.