For many people out there, fishing in the backcountry is the only way in which they approach fishing – maybe a small trip here and there, but that’s about it. That being said though, while there’s nothing wrong with fishing like that if you happen to be an adventure seeker and a real fishing enthusiast – the probability is quite high that you might have dreams of traveling around the world and being able to experience all of the fishing adventures that you can find.
Well, it’s time for you to find out about some of the most amazing places in the world for fishing, as that is what we’re going to be talking about in this article. Without further ado, let’s look at some fantastic fishing destinations that we picked out.
Gold Coast, Australia
The waters in the Gold Coast region truly are some of the most accessible and yet exciting ones that are available in Australia.
Local angling enthusiasts offer plenty of information on experiences that you can participate in. As Mark Spencer from truebluefishing.com.au explains, in case you opt to book a fishing charter between May and November – you are going to get the added bonus of spotting Humpback Whales during your fishing trip. While spotting whales is amazing by itself, if you’re a fishing enthusiast, you should know that whales also bring other species along such as Cobia (black kingfish). These species closely follow the whales, as well as sharks, and even stingrays.
Not many things can beat catching a 20 kg Cobia while whale watching near a 35 miles long sandy paradise that is Gold coast.
Great Abaco, Bahamas
There are plenty of reasons why one would like to visit the Bahamas, but did you know that besides amazing scenery, the Bahamas offer some of the greatest fishing spots out there? Great Abaco is located at the northern tip of the island, and if you’re looking for a variety of species – this is the place to be. There are plenty of superior angling opportunities waiting for you at Great Abaco, waiting for you to cast your lines in the deep blue sea and the reefs.
One of the most interesting species that you can look for is the white marlin. If this sparks your interest, make sure you head over to Great Abaco somewhere between April and May. Another interesting species that you can hunt for around this time is yellowfin tuna or black-fin, due to the fact that they migrate through these waters annually.
Congo River Basin, Congo
If you are looking to really push your limits to a whole new level, you should head to the Congo river basin. Not many things can quite compare to the thrill of hunting the Goliath Tigerfish. This fish is a terrifying toothy beast that also, conveniently, has a matching, sharp temper. The Tigerfish is pretty much the equivalent of the piranha from the Amazon, and it is indeed dangerous if approached in a careless manner.
These fishes can stretch up to 1.5 meters and can weigh more than astounding 70 kilograms. They are locally known as the Mbenga, and locals are a great help if you opt to embark on this fish challenge since you will have to dedicate a whole day to take part in a dangerous daylong battle.
Amazon Basin, Brazil
Amazon Basin is another place that offers quite an exhilarating experience, and it is one of the very few places where you can go piranha fishing. The Brazilian state of Amazonia can be accessed through Manaus, which is the state capital. Once you’re at Manaus, it is heavily advised that you find a credible, experienced tour operator that is going to guide you through a piranha fishing expedition.
It should be noted that you should avoid going to Amazon Basing for fishing between July to October as this is the time when piranhas are the most aggressive and hungry.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
If you are a tuna hunter, Prince Edward Island is a place to be! It is located in Eastern Canada, and it is abundant with beautiful landscapes. Just to emphasize how good of a location this place is for tuna fishing – this place is the one where the worlds’ biggest blue-fin tuna was caught back in 1979. So, you can rest assured that you are going to have quite an exhilarating fishing experience!
It should be noted that this entire area is marked as a catch-and-release fishery. There are some boats that are permitted to keep a few fish per season, but this is pretty much reserved for the locals.
In the end, if fishing is your favorite hobby, and it makes you happy, you should definitely seek out ways in which you can go to at least one of the destinations that we have talked about in this article. The world out there is packed with adventures waiting for you, so, go, find them, and have fun doing so!