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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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245 122
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canada Ottawa

2
197 115
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Australia Canberra

3
158 94
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
New Zealand Wellington

4
161 108
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
United States of America Washington, D.C.

5
143 97
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Norway Oslo

6
114 80
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iceland Reykjavik

7
100 74
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico Mexico City

8
102 81
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

9
79 61
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Argentina Buenos Aires

10
90 72
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Spain Madrid

11
77 60
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

12
78 63
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Portugal Lisbon

13
76 62
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brazil Brasília

14
74 62
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Denmark Copenhagen

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17 6
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Scotland Edinburgh

16
75 65
Chile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Chile Santiago

17
75 66
Peru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Peru Lima

18
72 63
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Netherlands Amsterdam

19
48 39
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Cyprus Nicosia

20
93 85
England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
England London

21
80 72
Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Italy Rome

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22
74 66
France is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
France Paris

23
18 9
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Republic of Ireland Dublin

24
74 68
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Thailand Bangkok

25
13 5
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Sweden Stockholm

26
63 58
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ecuador Quito

27
80 76
Japan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Japan Tokyo

28
60 57
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Venezuela Caracas

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84 84
Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangladesh Dhaka

30
83 84
Russia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Russia Moscow

31
62 62
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Namibia Windhoek

32
73 74
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Korea Seoul

33
67 69
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Philippines Manila

34
63 65
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

35
68 71
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Indonesia Jakarta

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5 4
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Hugo Araya added Costa Rica San José

37
60 67
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Vietnam Hanoi

38
59 66
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Morocco Rabat

39
53 60
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Nigeria Abuja

40
56 64
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Egypt Cairo

41
0 0
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Fevemoo added Senegal Dakar

42
73 85
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Pakistan Islamabad

43
66 77
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Turkey Ankara

44
58 85
India is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
India New Delhi

45
49 76
Iran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iran Tehran

46
55 86
China is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
China Beijing

47
64 104
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Taiwan Taipei