Fishermen and women get ready! For those who have been wondering where to head to for some of the top destinations in the world specifically to get your angling on, wonder no longer! We’ve broken it down for you so you can stop searching and start fishing – with a couple of twists and turns along the way as well! Here are our top picks for some seriously cool fishing destinations that you might not have thought of before.
If you’re looking for an interesting fishing destination any time of year (that’s right), Canada is an ideal place for you. While it’s unlikely you will want to head very far north, the east and west coasts offer up some great opportunities for fishing. On the west coast, especially on Vancouver Island there are numerous opportunities for heading out on fishing trips to catch various Pacific fish. Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands is a prime spot, a bit further north, towards Alaska. On the east coast, any of the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland will provide the keen angler with great options for fishing and provide some seriously fresh Atlantic catches. Come to Canada in the winter to try your hand at ice fishing – a chilly, but great take on a favourite sport.
United Arab Emirates
Believe it or not, fishing in Dubai is a prime activity for anyone who comes to the region. While many people come to the UAE for shopping, restaurants or as a transit to other destinations, the UAE can provide some great opportunities for activities like desert excursions and even skiing. That’s right – skiing! Consider having the getaway of a lifetime featuring deep sea fishing in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. Okay, so it’s an indoor ski hill, but still! For the angler and adventurer, nothing else beats a bit of the Middle East and with year round temperatures decent (especially for those from cooler climates), it’s an ideal destination any time of year.
Many people haven’t heard or ever considered going to Ascension Island but it’s actually an incredibly unique location. Accessible only via boats through Cape Town at the moment, the main attraction on this rocky outpost in the middle of the South Atlantic is sport fishing, which can be massively productive and result in catches of huge marlins as well as yellowfin tuna amongst other varieties of deep sea fish. Occasionally the community will host a fish fry where you can meet all manner of people from around the island who come for the festivities. As food can be largely expensive and restaurants operate at unusual times, fishing is a good idea to bulk up your food supply for your stay on the island.
So if you’ve been looking for a cool and interesting place to go to for fishing that is a bit off the beaten track, consider one of these great destinations where you can get your fishing fix. With so many cool options and amazing fish to catch and try, it’s no wonder angling is fast becoming a great pastime for many.