Anglers tend to fish in the spot nearest to them, whether it is a lake, stream, or sea (if they are lucky enough). However, there are many fantastic fishing spots all around the world. They are full of fish that are hard to catch but will give you a sense of achievement when you catch them.
Throughout this article, we have compiled a list of the best fishing spots in the world.
1. Cairns, Australia
It is very famous because of the Great Barrier Reef. The Eastern Australian Coast is renowned for having a lot of Giant black marlin. They are astonishing fish that can weigh up to 750 Kgs. The marlins live between Cairns and Lizard Island. They are powerful and fast, so you best be extremely cautious when fishing for them.
2. Umba River, Kola Peninsula, Russia
The Umba River, located in Russia, is famous for having the best salmon in the world. In winter, it is a harsh place where the river is frozen. However, when spring comes, the river morphs into a salmon haven for all anglers. Anglers have two things that they need to worry about. The first thing is that the Umbra river is isolated, and the second thing is that they have to contend with one of nature’s apex predators “Bears.”
3. Key West, Florida
This is a fantastic fishing spot, not only because of the fish but also due to the great overall atmosphere. Key West is an angler’s heaven. You will find everything that you need from fishing equipment to great seafood restaurants as well as perfect weather. The weather in Key West is almost perfect 24/7 365 days a year, so no matter the time, you can always enjoy a good fishing trip with your friends or even alone.
4. Catfish, Southern USA
If you are looking for a new and different experience. Why not head to Southern USA. It is one of the only places in the world where you can try hand fishing. Hand fishing is a method mostly used to catch catfish. You insert your hand into an under-water hole and wait for your prize to bite you. However, you should not try hand fishing alone, as there are many dangers. One of them is that you never know what might be hiding in the hole, and the other is that catfish have sharp teeth, and you might end up injured.
5. Azores, Portugal
It is full of amazing sites. The volcano and deep blue waters make for a fantastic scene when fishing. It is also known to have almost every type of classical fish there is. Moreover, you might end up catching a glimpse of a whale every now and then. You might also catch a mako shark if you are lucky and strong enough. The Azores holds no less than 22 world records for different species being caught. So you might be lucky adding your new caught species to the list.
6. Taimen, Eg-Uur River Basin, Mongolia
Located in Mongolia, The Eg-Uur River is one of the world’s best fishing sports. It is an isolated haven in central Asia. It is one of the best places to catch a unique trout specie the “taimen.” The taimen are incredibly strong fish, they can grow up to two meters, and they can live up to fifty years. They are tough to catch and will require a strong will and a strong arm as well.
7. Orkney Islands, Scotland
A playground for all types of fish. The Orkney Islands have a distinct feature about them; they are intersections. This means that the nearby rivers mix with the sea. Therefore, you can catch both sea fish as well as river fish from trout to bass and all other types. The islands also have a fantastic vibe due to the mysterious stones and jagged cliffs. Fishing in these islands makes you feel like a true Viking.
8. Amazon Basin, Brazil
The Amazon basin is full of amazing scenes to see; also, it has one of the most exciting types of fish. The carnivores and dangerous Piranha. You should never try to catch piranhas on your own, as you will be lucky to run away. However, many organized tours allow you to catch and sometimes eat piranhas while ensuring your safety. These tours are mostly available in Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonia.
Finally, it is safe to say that fishing is a fantastic experience. You will enjoy it no matter the place or time; whether you are fishing in your local river or of the coasts of Portugal, you will always have a good time.
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