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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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208 108
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canada Ottawa

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2
163 107
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Australia Canberra

3
131 88
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
New Zealand Wellington

4
143 101
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
126 94
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Norway Oslo

6
103 76
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iceland Reykjavik

7
92 68
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico Mexico City

8
96 73
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

9
78 58
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Argentina Buenos Aires

10
75 58
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

11
76 59
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Portugal Lisbon

12
86 69
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Spain Madrid

13
73 60
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brazil Brasília

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

15
89 78
England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
England London

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74 63
Peru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Peru Lima

17
78 68
Italy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Italy Rome

18
72 62
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
France Paris

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

20
45 36
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Cyprus Nicosia

21
69 61
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Denmark Copenhagen

22
72 67
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Thailand Bangkok

23
14 7
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Republic of Ireland Dublin

24
60 56
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Ecuador Quito

25
58 54
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Venezuela Caracas

26
77 75
Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Japan Tokyo

27
81 83
Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangladesh Dhaka

28
10 6
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Scotland Edinburgh

29
9 5
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Sweden Stockholm

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60 61
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Namibia Windhoek

31
70 72
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
South Korea Seoul

32
62 64
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

33
80 84
Russia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Russia Moscow

34
67 71
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Indonesia Jakarta

35
64 68
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Philippines Manila

36
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
72 85
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Pakistan Islamabad

42
65 77
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Turkey Ankara

43
49 76
Iran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Iran Tehran

44
54 83
India is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
India New Delhi

45
55 86
China is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
China Beijing

46
62 104
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Taiwan Taipei