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The Koggala Lake is an unspoiled lagoon surrounded by lush mangroves and spread with tiny rocky outcrops. The lagoon is alive with birdlife and prawns in abundance and has been a traditional ground for centuries, with popular varieties of fish such as, Barramundi mangrove jack, bull eyed mackerel, smaller travilly, barracudas and crab being part of the bounty.
Stilt fishing is must try, seated precariously on a narrow strip of wood with one’s back bent in a graceful arc, above the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean. The fish are said to come near the shore in droves with the current in the early morn, to go back at dusk to the deep sea. This unique experience can be enjoyed early morning either between five and eight or in the late afternoon at around four to six.