Fishing is one of the primary occupations in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, which has about 40% of the fishing villages in the country. Catches here often include big game fish: Giant Trevally, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, and Mahi Mahi. For deep-sea fishing, fishermen use trolling rods and reels. Trincomalee Harbour and Kuchchaveli are the best locations for all kinds of fishing on the East Coast.
Be careful when you choose dates for your fishing trips and places where you go since the monsoon season can easily influence your plans. Choose fishing in summer to ensure great catch and the best experience. Or book a guided fishing tour with all necessary equipment included for you. Tours in Trincomalee Harbour are usually offered from the end of April to the end of September.