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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice fish market. People know tourists donโ€™t buy fish, so they try to sell it to you. The beach beside the market is more interesting, all the not sold fish ends here to be dried. A nice guy told us everything about it and gave us a tour.

Thank jg766
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

When u are in negombo go to this place as a things to see one of a main thing to do in negombo go on time when the market opens u can see good varieties of fish.

Thank decked1steeve
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were brought to the markets by a Tuk Tuk driver as a place to go. Upon arrival, we met with Joe he showed us around and told us how the fish drying works and took us to the great spots to get photos. This was great as far as getting fish to eat. I don't think I will be eating seafood for a while.

Thank Shanebeyond
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The market is interesting to see but very smelly full of blood and guts and fish parts.
We all eat fish
But when you see piles of sharks
Or heads staring at you with dead eyes
It caused me very unpleasant feeling
It looked cruel and bloody.
Not a place for children that is for sure

Thank Milka P
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Of course, it's all about the fish but it's also a great place to see the locals. I would recommend getting a tuk-tuk driver to do a little tour around Negombo for you and include the fish market. It's worth seeing, especially how the fish are dried and just how many of them there are! If you have a good driver they'll give you a tour as well as tell you the local stories. Also, ask them to show you the local places - we ended up a local bar not far from the fish market drinking Lion beers! Had a great little tour around Negombo and the fish market was a part of that. Don't forget to negotiate a price before you take off!!! If you're unsure of what to ask simply check with the hotel reception.

Thank leannebeasley
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Viewed the fish market very interesting to see the fresh fish being prepared and also how the fish is dried
A little smelly of course !

Thank Gaile1958
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Enter from the small car park to the right hand side, where the salted fish are all laid out to sun dry. Here you will likely find an old fisherman who claims to know Rick Stein (and may well do, as he visited here in his recent television series). For a small tip, you will have the whole process, from fishing, to processing to selling and distribution, explained and shown to you, as you then go round the fish market and out through the in door, to miss quote an old album title. If you still need more fishing related scenes, there are many more around the lagoon. Take a hat for the sun, as it may well be the first day of your trip.

Thank Jackie0nHoliday
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

You should go to the market around 8/10 o'clock that is the time it is more crowded.For the first time ever, i saw brown squids live. You can even get 6-7 400g-300g crabs for just 2000! Totally worth it! They even have a vas area for drying fish.

Thank HealthyLife_Waikkal
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

We were amazed to see how the local fishermen manage the process of drying fish right on the beach. Birds, dogs, people all walk around acres of fish laid out on the beachfront. Luckily there was a fresh breeze - could be a bit smely.

Thank dinnersistas
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We made a quick stop here on our way to a trip and it was an interesting walk around to see all the catch brought in fresh off the boats. To the side you saw the fish drying, whilst inside there was a large variety of local produce and you could see them preparing the giant rays they had caught!

Thank 517katharinez
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