Bolgoda Lake

Great fishing days at Bolgoda Lake with Japanese anglers : Yuzo san & Satoru san. 

 Satoru san fished with us last January and caught some nice Mangrove Jack, but he was unlucky with the Barramundi. But on the first day of this trip, he caught the first barramundi ! Good start !

A bit later and after they caught some mangrove jack, Yuzo san had a serious barramundi bite. The fish goes in long and powerful run, a bit scared Yuzo put some pressure on the spool with his thumb and lost the fish. His lure came back with a hook less and a strong split ring completely open... A serious fish for sure.

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In the afternoon, he miss 2 nice golden barramundi, fortunately for him, he caught a juvenile GT and a featherback in the evening.

Second day, on the morning session Yuzo caught another Featherback and Saturo a baby barramundi, plus some usual mangrove jack. Just before lunch Satoru caught a nice barramundi.

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On the afternoon session, finally Yuzo san caught a wild golden barramundi. We try also for featherback, but they don't seems very active, then on the last hour before back to the Villa we fished some good spots for barramundi and Satoru san hooked a big wild golden barramundi. Fish was strong, he came twice a long the boat and we saw a very big fish. After a bit of stress during the battle, I finally put the fish in the landing net and it's an absolute beast which is on the boat deck. This wild Golden Barramundi was stubby, his lenght was 89 cm for a weight of 22 lb on the Boga Grip. Satoru san was so happy and I saw his hands were shaking as the one of a kid who caught his first fish. Such a long time I haven't seen this kind of emotion from an angler and I was also so happy for him.

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Last day the morning session was a bit tough due to some windy condition, but we manage to catch some mangrove jack, tarpon and lady fish. The afternoon, on the first spot Yuzo san caught a nice wild golden barramundi.

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After that some serious lightning were coming fast, then we decide to end the fishing day and the trip. 
It was a really nice trip, the guys enjoyed a lot to fish Bolgoda Lake and promised me to come back soon with friends. See you soon then.

Nico-Head Fishing Guide

Japanese Gold Digger at Bolgoda Lake !!

Our regular Japanese expat anglers Sugimoto & Hashimoto came for a week-end to fish at Bolgoda Lake.

Weather was good and the Wild Golden Barramundi active. They caught some usual mangrove jack, Sugimoto lost a very big ladyfish and Hashimoto was the lucky angler who caught all the barramundi. Another great fishing week-end at Bolgoda Lake !!!


Lures of the week-end : Rapala Shadow Rap Shad and Shadow Rap Deep

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Big barramundi for Japanese angler at Bolgoda Lake !!!

Very busy these last days guiding at Bolgoda Lake and no time to put our last fishing reports. But here, a picture of the fish of the day, a proper "fat boy" Golden Barramundi (89 cm for 22 lb) !!! 

Our clients lost also some big one, who opened some serious split ring...

Stay tuned, fishing report coming soon !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Another good day fishing at Bolgoda Lake for Hiro & Miyazaki san !!!

A week ago Hiro san and Miyazaki san were back for a day fishing at Bolgoda Lake with our fishing guide Shaktivel and as usual they have a great fishing.
 

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The rain of days before make water color a bit murky in some area of the lake and don't make the fishing easy for them, but Shaktivel with his good experience of the lake found some good spots with clear water. Morning only Miyazaki san caught fish with 3 nice mangrove jack, one was 49 cm and give him a good fight. Hiro san just lost 2 lady fish.

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Afternoon, Shaktivel try another area and Hiro san break the ice catching a 50 cm Golden Barramundi. After that catch, they want to have a try on the featherback, which were active due to the rain of the last days. The elusive knife fish were rolling every where, but not of them were keen to bite. At sunset time, Shaktivel decided to have a try on one of our good barramundi spots and Hiro san, who has caught his personal best Golden Barramundi on his last day fishing a month ago, caught another big one of 83 cm !!!

Like he told me : "This fish was few centimeter more than the one I caught last time, but completely different fight and weight !! It was Big Mama !!
The Bomber Long -A hooks were bended and snap also was almost broken."

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Congratulation Hiro san for this very nice catch and hope to see you soon for another good day fishing at Bolgoda Lake !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Hiro & Miyazaki san back to fish in Bolgoda Lake !!!

After their holidays in Japan our regular angler Hiro san and Miyazaki san, fished with us at Bolgoda for a day. 

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Weather was nice and fishing condition good. Miyazaki start the day with a big ladyfish and Hiro with a nice Mangrove Jack. They caught some others smaller ladyfish and Miyazaki lost a nice fish. Afternoon, I decided to go on the spots where I have insane action with our last japanese angler Fumiaki san. Hiro caught 2 barramundi, Miyazaki miss one and caught a nice Mangrove Jack. 

Like usual, they enjoyed their day fishing at Bolgoda Lake and they have already plan their next fishing days. See you soon guys !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Insane trip at Bolgoda Lake with Big Barramundi !!!

Last week-end we received Fumiaki san and one of his fishing buddy for 2 days trip at Bolgoda Lake.

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Fumiaki fished Bolgoda Lake last October and he had a good trip, but a bit unlucky with the Barramundi... But this time Barramundi were very active and with his friend, they have had just an insane fishing trip with a total 8 barra with 2 monsters of 88 cm and 93 cm + others fish between 60 and 75 cm. 

To be honest, it's the best trip I have guided at Bolgoda, they caught these fish, but I can't remember how many they missed or lost, and especially some big boy !!!
In addition of these barramundi, they also caught some usual Mangrove Jack, with a big one at 49 cm, and plenty of Oxeye Tarpon and ladyfish.

Like ours two Japanese anglers, I will never forget these 2 amazing days fishing at Bolgoda. For them, it's just the trip and fish of a lifetime. For sure they will be back to fish at Bolgoda, but they also know it will be not like this exceptional trip.

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Anyway, this trip proof that Bolgoda Lake can offer some absolute amazing fishing days and the team of Sportfishing Lanka has decided to organise a Challenge for next season (from September 2018 to August 2019), we will pay back the fishing trip to the angler who will fish with us and will catch a 1 meter Barramundi at Bolgoda Lake !!

Then don't wait and book a day or a trip at Bolgoda Lake in search to catch the ultimate fish !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Beast Barramundi number 2 !!!

Fumiaki san friend caught also his dream fish during this insane trip !!

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Report coming very soon now, stay tuned !!!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

When you realize a fisherman's dream !!!

Absolute amazing fishing trip at Bolgoda Lake for our regular Japanese angler Fumiaki san with some big Barramundi like this one (93 cm).

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Stay tuned, fishing report coming soon !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Sugimoto & Hashimoto are back for a week end at Bolgoda Lake

Our regular expat japanese anglers Sugimoto and Hashimoto were back at Bolgoda for the week end and they have a good fishing trip.

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Saturday, morning session was slow till Sugimoto break the ice with a beautiful 70 cm barramundi, in the afternoon he caught his first featherback, a weird fish according to him. Hashimoto caught some Mangrove Jack, but the Sunday morning he missed a first barramundi and lost a beast over 90 cm on the first jump. Fortunately, he landed some usual Mangrove jack and caught some nice ladyfish.

And Sugimoto ? He caught another nice 60 cm Wild Golden Barramundi after he missed 2 others.

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Another great fishing trip at Bolgoda Lake. Sugimoto has already plan his next fishing week end in April, see you soon then.

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Takahiro san is back to fish Bolgoda Lake !!!

Good fishing trip for Takahiro san who was coming to fish Bolgoda Lake for the second time during 3 days.

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He came back with a mission to fly fish only to target the Wild Golden Barramundi, but condition were a bit tough for flyfishing, mainly due to the wind, he didn't catch the elusive barramundi but some ladyfish and lost a very big one. Fortunately Takahiro knew, he needed some good conditions for flyfishing and in case he took with him some casting rod also and he caught some really nice barramundi in the 65 cm range, and some nice Mangrove jack.

Takahiro enjoyed again his fishing trip on Bolgoda Lake and plan to come back for his revenge on fly.

Nico - Head Fishing Guide