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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
Ottawa
2
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Canberra
3
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Wellington
4
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Washington, D.C.
5
Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oslo
6
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Reykjavik
7
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Edinburgh
8
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Mexico City
9
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Brasília
10
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Stockholm
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Greece is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
12
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Buenos Aires
13
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
14
Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Madrid
15
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
jonosbro added Lisbon
16
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Oliver Cleghorn added Dublin
17
Japan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Tokyo
18
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
London
19
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Bangkok
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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Copenhagen
21
Peru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Lima
22
Italy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Rome
23
Chile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Santiago
24
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
AndreasXenopoulos added Nicosia
25
Russia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Fishing
Moscow