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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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310 154
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ottawa
2
244 143
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra
3
199 116
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington
4
199 134
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.
5
165 111
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo
6
131 96
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik
7
117 90
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City
8
118 95
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
9
92 72
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires
10
92 72
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília
11
93 73
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
12
103 85
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid
13
87 74
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon
14
31 18
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh
15
83 74
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok
16
104 96
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London
17
88 80
Italy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome
18
25 15
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin
19
89 82
Japan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo
20
79 72
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen
21
23 14
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm
22
80 74
Peru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima
23
78 74
Chile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago
24
93 90
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Moscow
25
52 47
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Nicosia