Competitive Stilt Fishing
Gurubebeila is one of the places you can find a friendly local to challenge you to a bit of stilt fishing. You can always find a way to make it worth their while to lend you some time on their family pitch at daybreak or sunset.
Each stilt is carefully positioned in the shallow water, and fisherman perch themselves high up on the cross bar so as not to cast a shadow on the sea, with a plastic bag wrapped around their waists to fill with the fish. They use a method a bit like fly fishing to lure, mainly silvery mackerel. Super nice fresh on the BBQ with just a little salt and lemon.
Red Bull Levels, South West
2015 & 16 in Benttota and 2017 in Mirissa. Usually held early in the year so February 2018 hopefully back in Mirissa. Super fun and taking competitive stilt fishing to another level.