Contrary to popular opinion, fishing can actually be an extremely thrilling activity that almost anyone can participate in. Many people just enjoy fishing at their local spots but for the rest of us who know and understand the thrills in fishing, there are a lot more adventurous destinations out there.
In this article, we team up with the guys from flyfisherpro.com to take you to 12 of the finest adventure fishing destinations around the globe.
1. Halong Bay, Vietnam
This is a world-famous spot for squid fishing. Why not give it a shot? You most likely won’t be the only one angling on the greenish water in the night trying to catch the slippery fellow. The climax of your fishing adventure under the moonlight would be enjoying the squid sausages. The best time to head over to Halong bay is in April to January and the peak numbers between October and November.
2. Malindi, Kenya
The country boasts of some amazing coasts and Malindi is one of them. The waters of this central Kenyan coast is home to some incredible fish species just waiting for you to fish them out. You would be surprised that you are possibly going to get the billfish royal slam here as compared to any other location. You cannot afford to count yourself done adventuring before you hunt for blue marlin, striped marlin, swordfish, sailfish and a shirt-bill spearfish. These are some of the fish species that should make you want to visit these parts of the world for some fishing adventures.
3. Montauk, New York
The Big Apple never sleeps, and so shouldn’t your chances of catching some light-tackle species of fish. Even though the fishing season in this region is relatively short, you can go in for the jackpot around September and October. The bay anchovies are definitely going to lure you in at the shorelines. You can enjoy some incredible scenery while fishing for the fluke, weakfish or bluefish little tunny.
4. Venice, Louisiana
For those who have an angle for the redfish, then this is a fantastic destination to discover. It is flooded with great opportunities for fishing redfish. Apart from the redfish anglers, you could also try your luck and fish some flounders, black drum and spotted seatrout, which are mostly found the marches that are found in abundance in the area.
5. Iztapa, Guatemala
The best time to visit this location at the Pacific Coast is between November and May. It is considered to be one of the fertile fishing waters in the region that will definitely give you a fishing experience that you remember for a good time. The weather is fantastic and the temperatures are moderate, just right for you to go out and catch some pacific sailfish, yellowfin fish and Mahi Mahi. Make the most out of your adventure by fishing the traditional way by trolling with the rigged ballyhoo.
6. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
This is one of those destinations that will have you experience surf fishing along the shores. While visiting this destination, challenge yourself into finding the Red Drum because it is the best place to find it, but it is not going to be an easy one, but that is what makes the experience more thrilling. Just like the local fishermen, find yourself a 12ft surf rod first. Not to worry, there are plenty of shops onshore that will offer you everything you need for your adventure.
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7. Kona, Hawaii
I know you are planning to head over to Hawaii for the summers, do not forget to visit Kona for some fishing expeditions. This is the capital for sports fishing and deep-sea fishing as well. You can expect to catch yourself a variety of fish species like the wahoo, tuna, marlin and many other species. The options are endless in Kona. The climax is probably going to be pulling out a pacific bluefish that weighed approximately 136kgs.
8. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Just a single casual view over the Galapagos Islands and you will not miss spotting a striped marlin. If you leave Ecuador without spotting a striped marlin, then you probably have nothing to speak of your trip to Ecuador. The waters are a haven for breeding many species including dolphins, wahoo and of course the marlin. There are no specific seasons suitable for fishing adventurous, just grab your net and fishing rod any time of the year and head down to Ecuador, but be sure to catch some of the best action from February to mid-June.
9. Eg-Uur River basin, Mongolia
From just enjoying the locals dance their passion away, why not tag your rod and net along to the spectacular stream, a home for the Taimen. The locals refer to the Taimen as the river wolf because the are fierce and cannibalistic in nature and can potentially grow up to 2 metres in length and weigh up to 90kg, fascinating stuff right there, right? This adventure is not for the faint-hearted.
10. Chalks Stream, England
If you enjoy elite fishing, this is the destination you have been looking for. Be ready to catch such fish species as the trout. The best time to head over to Chalks stream is around Spring for some beautiful classy fishing experience like no other.
11. Cairns, Australia
This is the big fish destination. If you are looking to challenge yourself into getting the catch of a lifetime, then Cairns is the location for you. Remember that time Captain George Bransford caught that record-breaking 450kg Black Marlin in 1966? Well, that could be you again. The cold weathers around September to December are the best for fishing in these parts of the world.
12. Umba River, Russia
The famous fish in these parts is the salmon and it still remains the best spot for fishing in the region. This river holds the record as one of the first rivers in the region to be officially open to foreign tourist fishing. Enjoy fishing with great views of the surrounding mountains.
These are but a few of the many wonderful fishing destinations in the world that you should definitely consider visiting soon. Enjoyed reading? Then don’t forget to leave a comment down below and share with friends and family. Remember, sharing is caring.