Whether you go for the fun or for a trophy, fishing can be a very different experience depending on where you go. There are great places to go fishing in the country, and we do have some of the best fishing spots in the world. However, the world is also full of great places where you can see things you’ve never seen and fish you’ve never caught. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to go fishing on the planet.
Belize has become one of the top fishing spots on the planet, and one of the world’s fastest-growing vacation spots as well. This has largely to do with the government’s desire to grow the touristic and fishing industries specifically. Over 40% of the country is made of protected territory, and the government is doing everything so that the country can preserve its fish population and its diversity as well as its natural beauty.
The country enjoys great weather all year long and great variety. You can also find a great Belize fishing resort that will accommodate you with your own guide to plan your fishing expedition or if you want to partake in other activities.
A bit further south, we have Costa Rica. The country enjoys over 1,200km of coastline, making it a top destination for fishing and water sports in general. Both coasts offer completely different games with one facing the Pacific and the other one bordering the Caribbean Sea.
The Caribbean side is known for its big tarpon and snook while the Pacific side is the place you want to be if you want to fish for tuna, wahoo, dorado, roosterfish, snapper, or marlin. Costa Rica is also an all-around great destination that will give you plenty of other things to do besides fishing.
Sicily and the whole Mediterranean coast have been a fishing hub for millennia and had a great influence on the area’s culture and history. Sicily remains one of the best places to fish in the area and is crawling with quaint fishing villages that look and feel as if they were frozen in time. The most common catches in the area are tuna and swordfish. Spearfishing is also very popular there.
If you’re into fly-fishing, then you have to go to Scotland. The country has 4 big salmon rivers: the Spey, Dee, Tweed, and Tay, and every year, thousands of fishermen from all over the globe come to the area in search of the finest wild salmon fishing.
Scotland is not only known for salmon or fly fishing, however. Its waters offer tons of other opportunities as well. Trout is very common along with charr and grayling.
The world is full of great locations if you love fishing. Different areas will offer a different type of game and experience, so do your research on any of these and speak to other fishermen who can tell you of their experience.