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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270 127
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ottawa

2
211 124
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra

3
169 100
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington

4
174 113
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.

5
151 101
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo

6
121 86
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik

7
105 79
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City

8
107 85
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

9
23 7
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh

10
83 65
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires

11
93 76
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid

12
79 65
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

13
81 68
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon

14
79 67
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília

15
78 68
Peru is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima

16
76 66
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen

17
77 69
Chile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago

18
96 89
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London

19
82 75
Italy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome

20
50 42
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Nicosia

21
77 70
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok

22
75 68
France is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Paris

23
16 7
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm

24
73 66
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Amsterdam

25
83 77
Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo

26
19 12
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin

27
78 75
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Seoul

28
63 60
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Quito

29
61 58
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Caracas

30
87 86
Russia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Moscow

31
86 86
Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Dhaka

32
66 66
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Kuala Lumpur

33
64 64
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Windhoek

34
71 73
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Jakarta

35
70 72
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Manila

36
8 5
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Hugo Araya added San José

37
77 88
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Islamabad

38
60 70
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Hanoi

39
59 69
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rabat

40
68 80
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ankara

41
53 63
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Abuja

42
1 2
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Fevemoo added Dakar

43
56 67
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Cairo

44
59 88
India is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
New Delhi

45
58 89
China is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Beijing

46
49 78
Iran is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tehran

47
66 106
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Taipei