What Are Some of the Most Legendary Fishing Locations? A Guide for Passionate Fishers

Did you know that in one year, 8.5 million anglers caught about 956 million fish in the US, alone? If you’ve traveled the country to find new fishing locations, you know just how much the fishing can differ from one region to the next.

Now, are you ready to kick things up a notch? Make 2022 the year you take to international waters and visit some of the most legendary fishing locations around the world.

When it comes to making international fishing trips, the question isn’t, “Should I do it?” Instead, the question is, “Where should I start?”

Let us help you find your next favorite fishing location! Read on to find out about some of the world’s best and most exciting fishing locations.

Azores, Portugal

Are you looking to break some records and become a legendary angler? If so, you’re going to want to add the Azores archipelago of Portugal to your bucket list. The Azores is a place anglers go to catch more species of fish in one location than just about anywhere else–and in the midst of incredible volcanoes, no less!

Christmas Island

No, you won’t find a ton of Christmas trees on this Australian island. Instead, you’ll find tons of exotic species of fish and, depending on the time of year you visit, millions of red crabs looking for a mate! Stay in the luxurious Ikari House any time of year to enjoy great weather, hard-packed sand, and unbeatable fishing.

Orkney Islands, Scotland

You want to go saltwater fishing but you also can’t resist a great freshwater catch of salmon, trout, or bass. When you head to the Orkney Islands on the coast of Scotland, you don’t have to choose! Spend your mornings fishing the Atlantic and your afternoons fishing nearby lochs and rivers in Europe’s self-proclaimed playground.

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Nothing like a trip up north, eh? Take a trip to Prince Edward Island and keep your eyes peeled for the world’s largest bluefin tuna, weighing a showstopping 1,496 pounds. Prince Edward Island is one of the great fly fishing locations of North America and you won’t want to miss it.

Malindi, Kenya

Have you ever heard of a billfish fantasy slam? This refers to one angler catching five of the six species of billfish all in one day, something you can actually accomplish in the waters off of Malindi, Kenya. The best part is that Malindi is a great fishing location for the dead of North American winter, as their summer season takes off in January.

Which Fishing Locations Will You Add to Your Bucket List?

Quit searching “fishing locations near me” and add these legendary fishing locations from around the world to your bucket list. Traveling far and wide is one of the best ways to enrich your experience as a recreational angler!

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