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

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209 121
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Australia Canberra

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168 98
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
New Zealand Wellington

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172 112
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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

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120 86
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iceland Reykjavik

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105 78
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico Mexico City

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106 85
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Scotland Edinburgh

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

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79 64
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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79 66
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brazil Brasília

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80 67
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Portugal Lisbon

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77 67
Peru is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Peru Lima

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

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77 68
Chile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Chile Santiago

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Cyprus Nicosia

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

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77 69
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Thailand Bangkok

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75 67
France is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
France Paris

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73 65
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Netherlands Amsterdam

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94 87
England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
England London

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Japan Tokyo

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Republic of Ireland Dublin

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Sweden Stockholm

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ecuador Quito

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

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77 74
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Korea Seoul

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

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

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66 65
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

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

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

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59 68
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Morocco Rabat

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Senegal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Fevemoo added Senegal Dakar

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

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Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Pakistan Islamabad

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56 66
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Egypt Cairo

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67 79
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Turkey Ankara

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59 87
India is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
India New Delhi

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49 77
Iran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iran Tehran

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56 88
China is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
China Beijing

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65 105
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Taiwan Taipei