If you’re a fishing aficionado and want to plan your next trip accordingly, we thought we might give you a hand by putting together a short list of the most remarkable fishing places you’ll find in the whole world. Some of these are in the U.S., but many can be found outside American borders.
One of the neatest things about fishing in Belize is that you can catch tarpon, permit, as well as bonefish. The amount of fish you can target is downright immense, and the chances of you scoring a trophy one are quite high.
It takes just two to three hours to get to Belize from some southeastern U.S. cities. On top of that, you might want to know that the primary language of the country is English, so you won’t have a lot of trouble making yourself understood.
Key West, Florida
Florida is one of the most amazing fishing locations ever, and there’s no doubt about it. It’s packed with amazing spots where you can reel in trophy fish. Plus, if you take your family with you, they won’t go bored as the number of activities they might be able to engage in is next to endless.
Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)
If you don’t want to carry too much equipment with you or you have nothing against purchasing some when you get to your destination, make sure to consider this location. Tierra del Fuego is one of the best places to fish trout in the world.
The only downside to choosing this place as your next vacation spot is that it can be challenging getting there. But the versatility of the archipelago allows you to use virtually any equipment you might prefer, including telescopic poles. Although we do recommend checking out a report on the best such rods before getting one.
Amazon Basin, Brazil
Located in Brazil, Manaus is the capital of Amazonia. You might want to consider this destination if you’ve watched loads of piranha films while you were growing up, but you’ve never really had the opportunity to fish some. Of course, the drawback of going to the Amazon Basin is that swimming will be off the table, especially in those spots where piranha can be found.
Umba River, Russia
If what you like most is salmon fishing, the Umba River definitely deserves a spot on your list. According to some, there’s an almost endless flow of salmon in this river especially as the river is thought to have up to 5 salmon runs for every year that goes by. With that in mind, you can expect amazing catches.
Unfortunately, reaching the river can be a true challenge, especially as it is isolated. Besides, you will have a natural opponent when you target the salmon.
There’s a rather large bear population in the area.
St. Simons Island, Georgia
If what you want is getting your hands on some serious tarpon, you shouldn’t overlook this location. Just make sure you come prepared as this fish can put up a serious fight and requires you to have the necessary physical attributes for it.