Are you sick of casting your line into the same old familiar bodies of water? Then, my dear angler, you’re in luck, because we’re here to show you 28 amazing places to fish that you’ve (probably) never heard of. This list contains fishing spots all over the world that are sure to pique your interest.
It doesn’t matter what kind of fish you’re looking to snag. We’ve got places for trout, places for salmon, and even a place where you can fish for piranha! It doesn’t matter what kind of fishing you’re looking to do, either. There are places for deep-sea fishing just the same as there are places for fly-fishing along a creek or from the shore. We even managed to find a hidden fishing gem in the city of Los Angeles!
So pick up some bait, load up your tackle box, and come along as we show you 28 amazing places to go fishing that you’ve never heard of. If the idea of fishing for piranha sounds too tempting, you can skip to #16. But, be sure to stick around for number #26, because in world angling, that’s a place where you can catch some of the biggest trout in the world.
Finding the Best Fishing in the World
Finding the best places to fish isn’t as difficult as you think. Whether you have specific goals like finding the best trout fishing in the world or just simply finding the best place to fish near you, great fishing spots can be found anywhere. Thanks to how accessible everything is today, getting to the best fishing in the world is now very much an achievable dream.
1. Lizard Island, Australia
September and October are the best months to hit this fishing destination in order to give yourself the best chance at catching enormous black marlin.
2. Lake Alan Henry, Texas
The anglers in Texas have been working hard to keep this lake a secret, and it’s no wonder. It’s fertile water for catching bass.
3. Umba River, Russia
It’ll take some doing to reach this fishing destination (and you may find a bear or two keeping you company), but for the adventurous angler, the salmon fishing is worth it.
4. Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Maine & New Hampshire
This peaceful refuge in the woods of Northern New England is a great place to fish for smallmouth bass and perch.
5. Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas
Known more popularly as a place for hunting waterfowl, this wildlife refuge is also an amazing place to catch crappie. The limit is 50 per day!
6. Fontenelle Creek, Wyoming
If fly fishing for brook and cutthroat trout sounds appealing to you, then this hidden gem of a fishing spot is sure to scratch your itch.
7. Boulder Creek, Colorado
If you’re looking for volume in your angling adventures, then you’ll feel a tug on your line quite often at this well-kept secret of a fishing spot in Colorado.
8. Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Located in the Indian Ocean, this island is a great spot for saltwater fishing and for getting into a tussle with bonefish.
9. Worden’s Pond, Rhode Island
Rhode Island may be an incredibly small state, but you’ll find plenty of pike in South Kingston on this 1,000-acre lake.
10. Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego (A Unique Spot for World Angling)
Tierra del Fuego is Spanish for “Land of Fire”, but your eyes will be on the waters as you struggle to keep up with all of the brown trout.
11. Lough Currane, Ireland
At the beginning of spring, this fishing spot along the west coast of Ireland is an amazing and picturesque spot for catching salmon.
The Best Places to Fish
When you think about all the different places to fish, for as many different people as there are that fish are different fishing spots that fit the bill. Some of the best places to go fishing could be places that are well-known or places found in the most remote settings. Finding the best fishing in the world starts with knowing what fish you’d like to pursue. Because most species of fish are found throughout the world, pursuing a hobby in world angling is unbelievably rewarding, especially when taking in the different landscapes on all the different continents.
12. Halls Creek, Wisconsin
You don’t have to be a cheesehead to enjoy fly-fishing for trout in this creek located in Jackson County.
13. Bald Eagle Lake, Minnesota
If you’re looking for a lake that’s ready for ice fishing, then you’ll find that this one is always chockfull of pike and walleye fish.
14. Pi-as Bay, Panama
You can head out into the bay for tuna or fish from the rocky shore for other species at this Panamanian hidden gem.
15. Christmas Island (Among the Most Remote Places to Go Fishing)
You’ll want to some of your cunning, nay all of your cunning, while you’re fly fishing for bonefish on this island located about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii,
16. Amazon Basin, Brazil (South America’s Best Place to Fish)
Don’t believe the movies. While piranha can be dangerous, they can also make for great fishing, especially at this unique destination.
17. Jerome Lake, Alaska
Salmon and rainbow trout will be eager to take the bait when you’re fishing for them on this pristine lake in the wilderness of Alaska.
18. Halong Bay, Vietnam
You’ll feel like a whale of a fisherman when you’re catching octopus on this Vietnamese treasure.
19. Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge
Watch out for all the feral hogs while you’re fishing for sea trout and flounder at this wildlife refuge.
20. Ascension Bay, Mexico
At this hidden gem of a fishing spot, you’ll be able to fly fish for tarpon and bonefish in comfortable tropical weather. Be sure to pack the insect repellant, though.
21. Chalk Streams, England
For the adventurous angler looking to get in a challenging battle with wild trout, there are few better places in the world than the Chalk Streams.
22. Caples Lake, California (One of America’s Top Places to Fish in Winter)
While you may think of California as the land o’ sunshine, Caples Lake is actually an excellent destination for ice fishing.
23. La Guaira Bank, Venezuela
When you visit this fishing destination of the shores of Venezuela, you’ll have the best possible chance of catching billfish – especially if you go in March.
24. Betty Lake, Colorado (Best Trout Fishing in the World)
It’s more than a bit of a hike to get to this lake, but once you do, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to catch cutthroat trout and what just may be the place to find the best trout fishing in the world.
25. Madeira Island
When most think of Madeira (if they think of it at all), they think of tourists. However, this island also happens to be one of the best places in the world to catch a world-record marlin.
Discovering the Great Fishing Spots
Perhaps you think that Alaska provides the best place to fish, or maybe you’re a bit more adventurous and believe that ice fishing in California can’t be beat. Among the best places to fish are rivers that cut through mountains or islands where the water is so clear you can see your feet in waist deep water. Great fishing spots are where the adventure you seek meets the vistas you can’t get enough of, and that’s why people are always seeking out these different places to fish.
26. Eg-Uur River Basin, Mongolia
Make sure you build your upper body strength before you hit this fishing spot. That’s because taimen (the largest species of trout) call this river basin home.
27. Dockweiler State Beach, California
Los Angeles and fishing seldom belong in the same sentence, but fly fishing for corbina and halibut is always a possibility here.
28. Rio Colorado, Costa Rica
If you set up shop at this fishing hot spot, you’re likely to hook more than a few large tarpon on your line.