Places/Travel The Best Countries for Fishing  

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List of the Best Countries for Fishing ranked from best to worst. Most of our planet is covered in water, providing fishermen with endless opportunities to do what they love. Which country is the best for fishing? That depends if you are more focused on quality or quantity. Vote on this list of the best countries for fishing and share your water wisdom with the world.

China accounts for over 30 percent of the world's fish production, making them the number one country for fishing when it comes to sheer numbers. Carp, trout, salmon and perch are all amongst the most popular species of fish found in China. India is also a major fishing country for its ample coastline as well as its fresh water options.

For fishermen who are looking to take home a trophy, Australia is a great place to start. The Great Barrier Reef is rich with marine life, giving sportsmen the opportunity to catch a marlin in one of the natural wonders of the world. The United States also offer fishermen a variety of options for a great catch off the coasts of California, Florida, and Louisiana.

Which country is the best for fishing? Vote on this list of the best countries for fishing and tell us your fish tale in the comments section.
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1
285 133
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ottawa

2
223 130
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra

3
184 103
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington

4
180 120
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.

5
155 102
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo

6
125 87
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik

7
110 81
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City

8
111 88
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

9
27 9
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh

10
86 67
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires

11
83 67
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

12
95 79
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid

13
82 68
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília

14
84 70
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon

15
21 8
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm

16
101 90
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London

17
78 67
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen

18
85 76
Italy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome

19
79 70
Peru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima

20
86 78
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo

21
78 71
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok

22
21 12
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin

23
74 67
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Amsterdam

24
77 71
Chile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago

25
76 70
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Paris