5 Bucket List Fishing Trips You’ll Love in Incredible World Destinations

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Add these 5 bucket list fishing trips to your travel plans if you’re looking for a little fishing adventure in the most incredible destinations in the world.

From Mexico to South America and over to Europe, you’ll discover some of the best destinations for the fishing enthusiast!

Find out where some of the best fishing is in the world, below.

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Add these 5 destinations to your bucket list fishing trips!

CONTENTS – In this article, you will learn about the incredible fishing destinations around the world, including:

5 Incredible Destinations to Go Fishing

It does not matter if you are an experienced fisherman or have only gone fishing a few times.

Around the world, there are incredible destinations that you will love to visit to go fishing with your friends or family.

If you are thinking of going on vacation and would like to fish, here are some popular destinations where tourists go for this purpose.

You can buy your fishing tools at Melton Tackle to prepare for your trip. Investigate in advance what type of rod and bait you will need and other accessories, such as waterproof clothing and ideal shoes for fishing.

Then, prepare your suitcase and plan your next destination!

Related: 7 Useful Fishing Safety Tips For An Epic & Unforgettable Trip

Before we begin, I’d like to invite you to download my FREE Bucket List Planner Worksheet. It’s a fillable, printable resource you can keep handy whenever you hear about great destinations. It will help you prioritize your dream vacations, and you’ll be more organized when your top destinations are in plain sight. That way, you’ll always have a trip to look forward to!

1. Argentine Patagonia

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Practice your fly casting and catch coveted salmon species in Argentine Pategonia.

An endless number of silent lakes, mighty rivers, lagoons, streams, and the extensive Atlantic coast make Argentine Patagonia a privileged destination for sport fishing.

The Patagonian waters present ideal conditions for sport fishing in its different modalities. Depending on the area, you can practice fly casting, spinning, or trolling amid the exciting nature of the south of the world.

The fishing season runs mainly from November to mid-April or May. However, you can practice sport fishing on the Atlantic coast and in some rivers in Patagonia throughout the year.

In any of its streams and water bodies are the world’s four wildest and most coveted salmon species:

  • Rainbow trout
  • Brown trout
  • Locked salmon

Patagonia is considered one of the best places to go fishing thanks to its variety of species and average catch weight. It’s one of the bucket list fishing trips that won’t disappoint!

All streams are well stocked with fish but not necessarily with fishermen, which makes it an excellent place to fish calmly and with the security of obtaining a good reward for fishermen’s patience.

The weather conditions are usually very good. Better yet, you will easily find those special places with a little help from the locals.

In the different Patagonian destinations, you can even hire expert bilingual fishing guides and rent the necessary equipment if you do not already have it!

2. Peruvian Coast

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Enjoy both continental and maritime fishing along the coast of Peru.

The geography of the country of Peru makes it possible to practice fishing in its continental mode (in the mountains and jungle) and in the maritime one, which allows both the practice of industrial activity for economic purposes and artisanal.

The coast of Peru is another wonderful place to fish, and among the best bucket list fishing trips.

Some species you can find there include:

  • Bass
  • Tuna
  • Sole
  • Sea bass
  • Cheetah (the fish)
  • Grouper
  • even Black Merlin

You know what else is special about Peru?

You will always find an ideal beach for the type of fishing you want to practice. You can fish from rocks, cliffs, wide sandy beaches, cold waters rich in plankton, and warm currents.

Truly, there’s a perfect scenario for everyone who likes to fish.

You can also visit Cabo Blanco, a small town on Peru’s north coast.

This place is popular for its great fishing and surfing. Thanks to its big waves, it is known as one of the best fishing spots in Peru.

That’s because the meeting of the cold Humboldt current with the warm El Niño current results in many nutrients that attract all kinds of fish.

Cabo Blanco was once internationally famous for the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, which hosted celebrities such as Bob Hope, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Rockefeller in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tip: To explore more great fishing opportunities in Cabo San Lucas, plan your Cabo fishing trip here.

Related: Exploring 6 Most Beautiful Places In Peru Uncovered By AI

3. Spain

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Fish in the flowing rivers or Atlantic and Mediterranean seas in Spain.

In Europe, one of the best places to go fishing is the rivers of Spain. You will find flowing, crystalline waters, jumps, and small waterfalls there.

For example, Asturias is a true paradise for anyone who intends to go fishing. The rivers of Asturias, in the north of Spain, are an obligatory location if you want to find salmon, trout, and sea lions.

However, they are not the only species that inhabit there.

Galicia is another of the most popular areas for fishing. It is almost completely surrounded by water, and its waters are cold and mostly open.

In fact, the waters of Galicia are so rich that you can find a multitude of species.

If this sounds good to you, the best time for fishing in Galicia is in the months with the most sun, between March and July.

You can also visit Andalusia, the only community in Spain lucky enough to be bathed by two types of seas: the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

You can find the widest variety of species and practice different fishing types here, so this is one of the bucket list fishing trips you won’t want to miss!

4. The Coast of Mexico

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Dream of catching marlin (and more)? Head to Mexico!

The best place to go fishing depends entirely on the type of fish you want to catch and what time of year you travel.

If you dream of catching a mythical marlin, you have a good chance of finding this type of fish in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun Mexico from July to March.

But in general, the most popular destination to go fishing is the Mexican coast.

There you can find a wide variety of species such as:

  • Grouper
  • Sierra
  • Snapper
  • Bass
  • Sailfish
  • Blue Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Striped Marlin

Another beautiful place to visit is the coast of Mazatlán, more specifically, its port. The famous Bisbees Billfish Classic Sport Fishing Tournament is even held here.

The rest of the coast of Mexico also offers an excellent combination of fishing and relaxation. You can easily combine landscapes, fun, fishing, and the beach.

Related: Getting Around Cancun: 5 Optimum Ways To Easily Explore Paradise!

5. Colombia

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The Colombian coast is home to a wide range of fish specimens.

Another of the best places to go fishing for its variety of fish is the Colombian coast.

In the Gulf of Trigugá, you can fish for:

  • Marlin
  • Horse mackerel
  • Dorado
  • Sailfish
  • Grouper
  • Snapper
  • Tuna
  • Sawfish

In the Caribbean, you will be able to look for very good specimens of snappers and groupers.

In this destination to go fishing, you can get big catfish and take part in trout fishing tournaments, too!

Final Thoughts on Bucket List Fishing Trips

With so many destinations to discover in the world, it’s fun to focus on those renown for their fishing. These 5 countries around the world should top your bucket list fishing trips: Spain, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico.

So, pack your best fishing equipment and see if you can catch various trophies along the way!

You’ll want to research the requirements of each country, best fishing seasons, and advice the locals and other fishers will offer.

But with proper preparation, you will have the best fishing experiences possible. Do not wait any longer to go fishing around the world!


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About Jackie Gately, editor-IN-CHIEF

I'm Jackie Gately, your travel confidante and the creative force behind Enjoy Travel Life, awarded the "Best Casual-Luxury Lifestyle Blog (USA)" in Travel and Tourism by LUXlife Magazine for four consecutive years.

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