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who's been fishing.

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who's been fishing.

Hi all going to C H D in October has anyone done any fishing?Some tips would be appreciated.

Cheers Shaun.

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1. Re: who's been fishing.

Recreational fishing in Sri Lanka is really something that you resepectfully might not want to do in Sri Lanka as most people there regard it a sin to cause suffering to animals, fish etc. In Buddhism all life forms are respected - who knows in what form one may be reborn ?

Sri Lankan people are sometimes shocked, offended or embarrased at behaviours demonstrated by visitors but seldom say anything about that so you wouldn't ordinarily know. If someone giggles awkwardly when you are talking to them on a [to them] culturally delicate topic etc that is often a sign that they are uncomfortable.

I hope that other people can offer some advice too so that you may get a well informed perspective on your question.


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2. Re: who's been fishing.

the majority of Sri Lankans who live in the south are fishermen. fishing is their only income.

But yes, it is one thing doing it for survival, its another thing doing it just for the "sport". (this is only my opinion)

Edited: 31 August 2010, 13:24
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3. Re: who's been fishing.

some people we went out with went on a fishing trip with Harald's tours (on the beach). They caught one Red Snapper and the tour guide kept it for his dinner. They were out for a couple of hrs.

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4. Re: who's been fishing.

Well that is a supprise to me. We went out with locals on their boat fishing on the river and jungle area. They took fishing rods and we all fished. We had a great time and caught several. We drank a few beers too.

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