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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304 148
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ottawa
2
241 139
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra
3
197 111
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington
4
192 130
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.
5
161 108
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo
6
130 93
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik
7
115 88
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City
8
115 93
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
9
90 70
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília
10
90 71
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires
11
102 83
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid
12
89 71
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
13
31 16
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh
14
86 73
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon
15
104 93
England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London
16
88 78
Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome
17
82 72
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok
18
23 12
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm
19
79 70
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen
20
88 80
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo
21
79 73
Peru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima
22
52 45
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Nicosia
23
22 14
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin
24
75 70
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Amsterdam
25
77 73
Chile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago