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

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148 103
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Australia Canberra

3
120 85
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
New Zealand Wellington

4
134 98
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
120 93
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Norway Oslo

6
87 65
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico Mexico City

7
96 75
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iceland Reykjavik

8
89 70
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

9
76 58
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Argentina Buenos Aires

10
84 67
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Spain Madrid

11
74 58
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Portugal Lisbon

12
71 57
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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73 61
Chile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Chile Santiago

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86 74
England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
England London

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76 66
Italy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Italy Rome

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70 60
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brazil Brasília

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69 59
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Netherlands Amsterdam

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71 62
Peru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Peru Lima

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69 60
France is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
France Paris

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68 60
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Denmark Copenhagen

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43 35
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Cyprus Nicosia

22
60 55
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ecuador Quito

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75 71
Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Japan Tokyo

24
13 6
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Republic of Ireland Dublin

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70 67
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Thailand Bangkok

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57 54
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Venezuela Caracas

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60 60
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Namibia Windhoek

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70 71
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Korea Seoul

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80 82
Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangladesh Dhaka

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9 6
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Scotland Edinburgh

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8 5
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Sweden Stockholm

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60 64
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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66 71
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Indonesia Jakarta

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63 68
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Philippines Manila

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77 84
Russia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Russia Moscow

36
59 65
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Morocco Rabat

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56 63
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Egypt Cairo

38
59 67
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Vietnam Hanoi

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3 3
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Hugo Araya added Costa Rica San José

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52 60
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Nigeria Abuja

41
65 76
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Turkey Ankara

42
70 84
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Pakistan Islamabad

43
49 75
Iran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iran Tehran

44
53 81
India is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
India New Delhi

45
55 85
China is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
China Beijing

46
62 102
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Taiwan Taipei