By Jocelyn Brown
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.