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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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294 141
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ottawa

2
229 135
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra

3
189 106
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington

4
158 105
Norway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo

5
184 127
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.

6
128 90
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik

7
112 86
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City

8
112 92
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

9
88 69
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires

10
100 81
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid

11
86 68
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília

12
29 13
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh

13
87 70
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

14
22 9
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm

15
84 71
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon

16
102 91
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London

17
81 71
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok

18
78 68
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen

19
87 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo

20
85 77
Italy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome

21
79 72
Peru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima

22
74 68
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Amsterdam

23
21 13
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin

24
77 72
Chile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago

25
76 71
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Paris