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.
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. To learn the best time to get your hands on a handful of fish, checking a fishing calendar (sites similar to Catchingtimes.com could be helpful) prior to reaching the site would be advisable. 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.
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.
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.
Costa Rica is yet another fishing location in the USA. It is home to some of the finest fishes in the world, with a wide variety of species, including marlin, sailfish, and roosterfish. It offers opportunities such as sportfishing to catch a variety of inshore species, for amateurs and experienced alike. Those interested can board one of the Tamarindo fishing charters or the likes in order to experience this activity. The country’s stunning tropical climate, with warm sunshine and balmy temperatures, makes it a perfect destination for a fishing holiday.
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).
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.