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3 Hours
Dona Paula

Fishing with a Rod on the bottom of the river, where many fish are.

Fishing with a Rod. You can catch a variety of fish with this technique including Groper and Salmon around Dona Paulo. Bottom fishing from a boat is either with a hand line of a fishing rod. The technique is to show the bait to the fish is such a way that they will be tempted to eat it. This is not so easy but with a bit of guidance from the captain and a bit of trial and error, you will find your way.

How to do Bottom Fishing with a Rod.

The hook is weighed down with a heavy weight with the hook and bait float from it either on the bottom or just above it. When a fish takes the bait, it will feel the resistance of the heavy weight. It will then try and move away fast. This is your moment to strike by pulling hard on the line to make sure that you have caught the fish. It is then up to you to carefully play the fish until you can get it to the surface. Sometimes the fish will be powerful and heavy and will break the line if you are not careful. This is where the real skill in fishing comes in, you have to wear the fish down. It is then a battle of strength and wits between the two of you. It is very satisfying to land a fish after a long struggle and will get you hooked on fishing for sure.

Dona Paula

Dona Paulo is a traditional Goan fishing village, on the coast 8 km from the capital of Panaji. It was named alert the daughter of the Portuguese Viceroy, Dona Paula Menezes, who fell in love with a local young man. This is where the two rivers, the Mandovi and the Zuwari merge and enter the ocean. The boat departs from the jetty to take you on your journey.

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Information :

  • Included: Fishing equipment with guide. Light Snacks (Cheese/Chicken sandwiches). Light refreshments such as soft drinks and mineral water.
  • What to have with you : T-Shirt and Shorts. Sun cream, hat, sunglasses and Towel.
  • Pick up and Drop Off : Can be provided at an Additional Cost.
  • Months of Operation : October to May.
  • Environmental Tip : Please help us save the Ocean from pollution and beach litter.



3 Hours Fishing 


7.00 am to 10.00 am, 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm 




What is bottom fishing?

Bottom fishing is the most common technique to catch fish that are found near the sea floor.

What are the varieties of fish that i get to catch?

Varieties of fish includes Soormai, Salmon, Mullet, Ladyfish or Catfish, Rockfish, Stingray, Guitarfish, the local Barramundi and many more.

Can I just turn up or do i have to book?

Yeah, You need to complete the booking process 24 hours prior to the date of activity.

Where is the reporting location for this activity?

You will be informed when you make your booking.

No, it does not include pick up/drop.

No, pick up and drop off can be arranged at extra cost.

What is the payment option available to me if I want to book this package?

Payment can be made by the online payment gateway. You can either do it directly on our website or you can request for a manual online payment link. Options are available for a list of credit / debit cards and net banking are also available on our payment link.


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