Ask an angler what their favorite fishing spot is and they’ll undoubtedly tell you the story of their biggest catch. From shark infested waters to treacherous terrain, anglers across the world brave it all in search of the ideal angling spot. Did we mention stunning scenery and breath-taking vistas?
It’s not public riots or the edgy terrain that make this location a ripper on this list. The Umba River in Russia provides anglers with the ideal fly fishing experience as they brave bears to get to some of the best specimens of salmon on the planet.
Northern America and Europe are filled to the brim with some of the best ice fishing spots. These include Lake of the Woods and Lake Diefenbaker. Although hypothermia is one of the main concerns during an ice fishing expedition, it’s often the small things that cause anglers to lose focus and expose themselves to dangerous situations. These include the wrong type of thermal wear, such as those that would become unbearably heavy when wet, and poor eye protection.
Beautiful Game Fishing
When it comes to fishing in stunning surroundings and getting a good workout on the end of the reel, Lizard Island provides both in droves. The area is synonymous with that tropical island feel and lures anglers into what seems like a quiet day on the waters. However, these calm waters provide the coveted black marlin which weighs in at around 750 kg and swims faster than the average speed on a freeway. These waters are also known for yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, and sailfish.
Another famous game fishing location in Australia is located in the Northern Territories. It’s home to the Barramundi fish. Apart from braving the notorious saltwater crocodiles, these waters also hold an abundance of other wildlife that makes the trip more than just a barra run.
Perhaps not quite as much of a fight as a marlin but still a worthy opponent is what is fondly referred to as a striped water dog. The tigerfish is an admirable opponent in the water and the Okavango Delta is the ideal location to find him in. It teems with these ferocious fighters and provides unrivaled scenery.
The 7,000 national parks across 100 countries all around the globe, offer travelers the chance to experience the world’s natural beauty first hand. National parks are conservation areas used to help protect and preserve areas of natural land. The land is often semi natural or all natural. But there is some developed land which can call itself a national park, just as long as a country or state declares it as being its own property. Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but there is no doubt that these parks offer the best in magnificent landscapes, environmental wonders and fascinating plants and wildlife. Continue reading →
Ultimate Ocean Luxury- Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Escape to a Barrier Island Respite By Charlene & Richard Mixa
Miles of Atlantic Ocean views, fantastic sandy beaches, luxurious relaxing oceanfront accommodations, refreshing resort pools, challenging championship golf and a plethora of activities greet us at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Located on a barrier island just north of Jacksonville, FL, we find a 1,350 acre resort in lush Florida landscape nestled between the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, the green marshland, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Driving into the resort, huge live oaks draped in Spanish moss line the entrance creating a welcoming Southern charm to the Plantation. An amazing upscale resort that promises a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle. Continue reading →
For some reason, I’ve always enjoyed cycling at night rather than during the day. It might be because there’s less traffic or if they use their lights, they’re easier to spot. Of course, it might be the moon and the stars when you get out of the urban lighting and into the country. Regardless of why I like it, taking part in the annual Atlanta Moon Ride for the last 3 years has allowed me to share this passion and interest with people from all over the city and indeed, country – many of whom have never done a real night ride before. Continue reading →