Remember that day when your grandpa or your dad took you fishing for the first time? It must have seemed like a muddy and smelly sport with a sad weather and worms wriggling on the fishing hooks.
But then you saw your dad catching a rainbow trout and later you both ate sandwiches by the lake, while clear blue sky shone brightly over you.
That memory became precious and led you to love fishing more than just a hobby. Isn’t it?
Instead of some boring routine once a month, sports fishing is way more thrilling, adventurous, breathtaking, and lot more fun than anyone can imagine.
Like any scene from the movie ‘Lake Placid’ or ‘Piranhas’, you envision yourself cruising along the river bay, with all the high tech gear, and devour that BBQ chicken. If you really qualify as a fishing sports enthusiast, then you probably know the drill.
It’s obvious that you will definitely want to travel somewhere where fishing and the weather are best friends and where the sun gives you a nice tan!
Google and the people who’ve been to the blissful destinations have done the digging for us and here we are sorting out the top 10 best places of the world where you won’t regret going for fishing.
So, pack your bags and ready your travel brand.
Lizard Island, Australia
As bizarre as the name sounds, this island isn’t filled with lizards but is quite an unusual spot. Situated on The Great Barrier Reef, this destination becomes an invaluable vacation spot, especially for those who love fishing while hanging on to their gliders.
You can access the island easily, fish between September and December, and enjoy the view from your luxurious hotel. What more can a fishing sports devotee ask for?
Alphonse Island, Seychelles
There’s a small piece of Eden surrounded by lush salty water, and a plenty of sunshine to give you the look. Presenting to you is Alphonse Island in Seychelles. It’s the ultimate private island that can be depicted as the best tourist spot.
Although the location is a bit remote, just a single view from its opulent hotels can unearth nature’s true beauty. Since you’re going after the fish, you’ll find the Blue Water Fish, along with Sailfish, Dogtooth, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna, Tuna, and Milkfish.
Between Novembers to May, this Pacific Coast location gives you the best fishing hotspot. In fact, Iztapa waters are widely known for containing the portion of fish fertility.
Here, the weather is moderate and calm and will please you at its best. Moreover, if you’re looking for a souvenir, just take a bite from a Sailfish, which usually bites the fishers before their hooks hit the water. You’ll also find plenty of Mahi Mahi and Yellow Fin fish.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
For more than 7 decades, Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts has maintained its reputation for being one of the best fishing spots in the US.
This Island basks mature striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, and False Albacore along with a pleasant environment. You can find a majority of medium-sized fish here, which you can catch using the natural bait.
Hatteras, North Carolina
You can’t help thinking when you see a fishing location that keeps pinching until it looks like a strip of sand neatly laid on to the turquoise waters. Although people come for shopping and also to have fun on the beach, the off-shore fishing is the best feature this location offers.
If you’re thinking of fishing in winter, you might plan your trip by November and December. Plus, you’ll find plenty of Mahi Mahi and Yellow Fin Fish here. Just charter a boat and get cruising off-shore to achieve an unforgettable experience.
East Cape-Baja, Mexico
Want to visit a place where the waters are open for fishing throughout the year? East Cape-Baja might be just the place for you. Located on the coast of Mexico, you can find blue, black, and striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosters, and Dorado.
Interestingly, the rewards of fishing here are great as you can catch humongous Marlin, which can weigh over a 1000 pounds. So, get ready for some awesome sports fishing and prepare your rods and baits!
Rio Colorado, Costa Rica
If you ever visit South America and get an instant itch for fishing, Rio Colorado is your gateway to the ultimate Fishdom.
Also, hearing about the fish fights here will only increase your itch and you’ll only be relieved once you’re surrounded by the warm sun, clear blue river water, and yes, the fish.
However, it’s not the fish that are fighting; it’s like a tug of war – between you and the fish! Stay at the Rio Colorado Lodge and send postcards to your friends.
Who doesn’t adore Hawaii for its Divine, deep-sea presence on the face of the earth? But in case you didn’t know, Kona, in Hawaii, is a fabulous fishing pot o’ gold. You’re going to love it even more once you discover the wide spectrum of fish, such as Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo and so many more, around here.
Apart from all the variety you can lay your eyes upon, you definitely can’t miss the Pacific Blue Fish that weighs around 300 pounds.
Betty Lake, Colorado
Close to the Netherlands territory, Betty Lake is a piece of heaven bestowed on earth. Like the numerous biting sailfish from the Iztapa, Guatemala, you’ll find a beaucoup of cutthroat Trout here, which means that you’re probably going to be bitten!
However, the location is set at the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, surrounded by lush green trees in a hilly region. The best time of year to come is around June and July. Whenever you come, don’t forget to bring in a first aid kit (in case the fish wants a piece of you!).
Umba River, Russia
Who would’ve thought that this freezing place could offer some good fishing sports? If you ever get a chance to visit Umba Lake and witness its wild thrusting waters and grizzly bears, that’s probably your chance to catch some good old Salmon.
For foreign tourists, this river is open for fishing; plus you can fulfil your dream of sleeping in a ‘yogi bear’-lodge beside the lake with a scenic view of the mountains.
It is one of many great family activities that everyone can enjoy!
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