STILT FISHING

STILT FISHING

This picturesque scene of seamen battling it out with beach waves on the shores of the south coast is iconic to Sri Lanka. Stilt Fishing or also known as “Ritipanna” in the traditional language, is believed to be a technique founded during the second world war and understood food shortages as the root of its discovery. The stilts consist of a single pole and crossbar planted out in the sea, on which fishermen perch while casting their lines when the currents are flowing in the right direction. View this amazing skill in the towns of Ahangama, Midigama, Weligama, Mirissa and Matara.

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