Rapala

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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Great GT Popping day for Richard !!!

Richard from Sweden was traveling with his family in Sri Lanka for a week and has planned to fish with us for a day charter, mainly to targeting GT on topwater. Richard has some experience in GT fishing from his previews fishing trip in Kenya and Thailand.

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We start the day on one of our good popping spot, some fusiliers were cruising in the shallow rocks. At the beginning fish were not keen to play with Richard lure. Just before lunch, I spotted some baits near a shallow rock and I asked Richard to cast in this direction, on the third pop a GT come and smash his popper, the new Rapala XPlode. Richard strike perfectly his fish and landed a decent GT.

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After a while, Richard take a break and invite me to cast. On my first cast, on the edge of nice rocky plateau I caught a small GT, not bad ;-) After lunch, I decide to reach our deep water spot to look for a bigger fish. On the third drift a decent GT came up and missed Richard's popper. We tried another spot where I spotted a school of bait, Richard casted close of them and a nice GT came immediately behind the lure but didn't grab it properly. We finish the day on the same spot we fished the morning and Richard caught another GT around a school of bait. 

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It was a nice day, with some nice topwater action of GT's, sadly some missed the lure, but Richard and I enjoyed our day.

Tight line

Capt. Nico

Swedish family caught their first GT's ever on Popping !!!

Last week, we have received Robin, his brother Tobias and their step father Thomas for a day charter to target GT's on popper. They were traveling in Sri Lanka and came from Galle to fish with us.

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Robin wanted to catch his first ever GT on topwater lure. Morning was a bit slow, lot of bait cruising around our popping spot, but GT's were not keen to smash their lures. After lunch, we reach one of our favorite popping spot and we found some activity. Thomas caught a small GT on floating stickbait, Robin caught his first GT also and was so happy !! His brother has a serious bite on his floating stickbait, but sadly the fish hook off.

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All in all it was a nice day at sea, with nice weather condition and it was not a bad day for these 3 beginners in GT fishing. Personally, I love to have anglers who catch their first GT with me onboard. Congratulations guys, you have never give up and you kept casting and you deserved your fish.

Tight line

Capt. Nico 

How to finish a good tourist trip in Sri Lanka

Great day fishing at Bolgoda Lake for Stephen & Diane from UK with 3 Golden Barramundi and a bunch of nice Mangrove Jack. 

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Stephen review : "Diane and I are back home now and just wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful day we experienced on Bolgoda Lake. We really enjoyed the tranquility, the beauty of the surroundings and of course a very successful and enjoyable day’s fishing. Wishing you all the best and hoping that you successfully realise your plans for 2019"

Lure of the day : RAPALA Flat Rap

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Nico - Head Fishing Guide