Spotted Featherback

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

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

Great trip at Bolgoda Lake with Japanese anglers !!

We received Yamada san and 3 of his friends for a 3 days fishing trip at Bolgoda Lake.

It was a great trip for our japanese anglers, they caught Golden barramundi, their main target, and also some featherback which were active compare to the last days fishing we have before them.

Strangily the Mangrove Jack were not very active as usual, they caught some but nice size mainly up to the 40 cm mark.

Two big barramundi were missed right on the boat, it's for that you must finish to retrieve your lure till the boat !!! Anyway like I say it was a great fishing trip, with good fishing action, some fun, good souvenirs and for sure we will see you again at Bolgoda Lake or maybe for a sea fishing trip on our new boat which will be delivery in a couple of weeks now.

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Another great fishing day at Bolgoda Lake with Hiro & Miyazaki san !!

With a bit of late, report of the great fishing day with our regular japanese anglers Hiro and Miyazaki. After a week of rain and strong wind due to a cyclone passage, it was our first beautiful sunny day and fish were hungry.


We started the day with a Barramundi caught by Hiro san, follow up by a spotted featherback and some nice lady fish. Just before lunch Hiro san caught a nice wild golden barramundi and on the same spot Miyazaki caught another one of similar size.

After lunch we reach the fishing spot where we found good activity at the end of morning. Plenty of lady fish were caught and Miyazaki caught the fish of the day an absolute beautiful Wild Golden Barramundi of 80 cm. The fish gave an amazing fight to Miyazaki on his light rod and several time we thought he will lost it.

After that catch, we decide to focus on featherback, we reach our special fishing spot where the knive fish were rolling in surface. On the first cast Hiro and Miyazaki caught two big Mangrove jack of 46 cm and 49 cm.

After a while Miyazaki finally caught his first ever spotted featherback and it was a big one.

We finish the day just before night and Hiro lost a big fish, which seems to be another big barramundi, never mind this fishing day was great and our two japanese have already plan their next fishing day after their holidays in Japan. See you soon guys for another great day fishing at Bolgoda Lake !!!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Third fishing trip for our regular japanese angler Yamada & Sahara

Yamada and Sahara fished for the 3rd time Bolgoda Lake and it was 3 nice fishing days like usual.

The first day Yamada caught a nice Wild Golden Barramundi and they caught so much Mangrove Jack : 23 in one day !!!

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The second day, Yamada lost a big barra just before to put the fish on the landing net and they caught some juvenile GT's and some usual MJ.

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Last day, Sahara caught an usual catch : a cuda.

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Afternoon session, they concentrate their effort on the elusive featherback and finally Yamada caught it's first ever, he was so happy.

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Another great trip in Bolgoda Lake for our regular anglers from Japan.

See you soon guys !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide


Great day fishing for Expat Japanese angler at Bolgoda Lake

Last Sunday, after 2 good days fishing with our Malaysians anglers, we received Hiro san who works in Kandy in Sri Lanka. He heard about our fishing charter from Kamiyashiki san blog and booked a day fishing at Bolgoda Lake.

His main target was to catch a Wild Golden Barramundi and a Spotted Featherback. Mission accomplished for Hiro san, he caught 2 Golden Barra, 1 Featherback, plus a nice Mangrove Jack and the second Black Sea Bream caught on lure in Bolgoda Lake !

A superb fishing fishing like Bolgoda can give. Hiro san was so happy, then he has already booked another fishing day this month with one of his friend. See you very soon Hiro san !!

Nico - Head Fishing Guide

Brian & CK from Lure Fisher at Bolgoda Lake

Last Friday and Saturday, I have guided two Malaysians anglers : Brian and his friend CK from Lure Fisher. These 2 days fishing was good with some nice catch, like this Wild Golden Barramundi caught by CK.

During these 2 days, predators fish were active like the Mangrove Jack, CK caught a big one up to 40 cm on popper !! 

Some nice Lady Fish give good time to Brian, these fish are incredibly strong on light tackle.

Spotted Featherback was also a target fish for our anglers and they caught some nice one. We were waiting for the Juvenile GT but they don't want to show to our Malaysians how hard they fight.

It was a really pleasure to guide Brian & CK, lot of fun and good time, I know I will see you soon guys.

Nico - Head Fishing Guide