Fishing Holiday Hot Spots

For the world traveler who’s also a keen fisherman, this list is for you.  We’ve traveled the world, we’ve cast our lines and we can say, without a doubt, that the below destinations are by far the best places to take your fishing rods and tackle to in the world.

Sutherland, Scotland

If you’re a fan of trout fishing with a handful of salmon thrown in there for a surprise, then Sutherland is the place to go.  Though most people don’t put “Scotland” and “fishing” together in the same sentence, the fact of the matter is that this recluse area of the Scottish Highlands is a dream for globetrotting fishermen.  Not only are the fish abundant, but the views that you’ll be treated to are just breathtaking.

Hayward, Wisconsin

This one’s for the ice fishing crew.  For those who enjoy fishing while donning a parka, Hayward offers fishermen the chance to catch a number of fish with their fishing tackle, like walleye, perch, panfish and crappie.

Not keen on ice fishing?  Then visit the lakes in the warmer months and you’ll enjoy some of the very best muskie fishing around.  Just make sure you arm yourself with bug spray!

South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

We said we were going to take you all over the globe, so let’s visit yet another hot fishing destination in another corner of the planet.  South Stradbroke Island in Australia is a great area for some sea fishing, so break out those sea fishing rods and sea fishing tackle, and you may just be able to catch some flathead.  If you’re really lucky, you may be able to check out some humpback whales over the horizon or find yourself being spied on by wallabies from the dunes.

Western Montana

Big on fly fishing?  Then head to Montana. This gorgeous state in the USA is home to almost 60,000 miles of streams and rivers, all of which carry various different types of fish such as rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and Arctic grayling.  You’ll never have a dull day if you plan on casting your line out in Montana.

Capetown, South Africa

Capetown is another area that is a fly fisherman’s paradise.  You can find a number of saltwater fish in this area, so almost every reel is a big surprise.  This area is home to such unique fish as snoek and boggems (mullet).

Phuket, Thailand

Thailand is known for so many things, but one thing that most people don’t realise is that it’s a fishing hot spot.  Game fishing is all the rage in this area, offering such awesome fish as barracuda, mackerel, giant trevally, queenfish, sea bass and mangrove jack.  When on the Mekong, you can work your angling charms and reel in some gigantic catfish and carp.  Any fisherman whose been to Thailand and caught a fish will be able to use this as a good base for a “Guess what I caught in Thailand…” joke with his or her mates too, which gives this travel destination a few bonus points in our books.

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