A man fishing in Parakrama Samudraya in Inland Fishing in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka


Inland fishing in Polonnaruwa takes place in “Parakrama Samudraya water tank” and it is man built water tank. It is collecting the rain water and pump it to cultivation by Great Parakmabahu King (1153–1186). Parakrama Samudraya water tank 2nd biggest water tank in Sri Lanka. Parakrama Samudraya water tank is the key tank supply the water entire Polonnaruwa district. 

If you are looking to experience inland fishing tour while you are spending holiday, then Polonnaruwa inland fishing is the one of best place to do the inland fishing. Polonnaruwa inland fishing tour will take place with local typical fisher. 

Polonnaruwa fishing takes place traditional way using a local fishing rod and after the fishing you will experience the way of local fishers living style. 

Fish species in Polonnaruwa lakes.

  • Smooth Breasted Snakehead
  • Alien
  • Ceylon Snakehead
  • Red Snapper (Thambalaya)
  • Tilapia (Korali)

Operational Details

  • Starting and Ending

    • Morning (6.30 a.m.–10.30 a.m.)
    • Evening (3.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.)

    Note: we are highly recommending morning fishing session and possibility of fishing so high.

  • Starting Point

    Report to Pothhul Viharaya at 6 a.m. and we will pick any hotel in Polonnaruwa.


  • Guide
    Well experienced Boatman
  • Equipment
    All required fishing equipment
  • Site transfer
    Private local canoe with Refreshments
  • Transport
    Free Pick & Drops to the hotel
    Local farmer’s house visits and snack

    Additional Details

  • Boat Specification

    Local standard paddling canoe with boatman

  • Recommendations

    • casual dress
    • Good sunscreen
    • Hat and sunglass
    • Interesting readings (If you are not patient enough 😊)

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 2 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 3 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 4 Pax

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Explore the nature and beauty of Countryside
    Private guided fishing tour
    Bird Watching
    Local people living style and snacks
    Experience the Traditional fishing methods

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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