6 of the best places in the world to fish

The Bahamas

Best for big game

The Bahamas are arguably the home of big game fishing with the waters around the islands holding some large species — including marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish.

Records are set in The Bahamas nearly every year as some of the world’s best fisherman try and cast their reels for the ultimate catch. The Abacos islands are particularly good for big game, with a host of tournaments throughout the summer. Trying to catch the “big one” can easily be incorporated as part of a private superyacht vacation or luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas.

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Costa Rica

Best for variety

Costa Rica’s rich coastlines offer some of the best sport fishing in the world with each coast distinctively different. On the Pacific side, you are spoilt for choice with the chance to fish for dorado, tuna, wahoo, marlin, roosterfish, snapper and more. While the Caribbean side of the country is renowned for its big snook and big tarpon.

Taking in some of Costa Rica’s incredible sport fishing opportunities can be included as part of a luxury yacht charter in Costa Rica or private vacation with your own yacht.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Best for Marlin

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico has been nicknamed the “marine capital of the world”. The area has a strict catch and release policy, which has helped to boost the population of Marlin. The fishing season goes all year round, but the peak times are between May and December. Although Mexico is not that well known as superyacht destination, it boasts more than 10,000 kilometres of coastline to explore. Look out for Pancho, the over-friendly sea lion who recently hopped on a honeymoon couples boat and gatecrashed their meal.

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Best for Mediterranean fishing

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily is well-placed to offer some of the best fishing in the region. The area is littered with fishing villages and swordfish and tuna are the common catches.

The island is also renowned for its spear-fishing, which is worth a go, although don’t expect much luck if you are a first-timer. The fishing opportunities is only one of the reasons why luxury yacht charters in Sicily and private cruises to the island are so popular.

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Best for fly-fishing

For the best fly-fishing in the world you have to look to the slightly less traditional superyacht destination of Scotland. The country’s big four salmon rivers — the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed —attract a host of fisherman from around the world who are in search of finest salmon fishing.

Scotland’s waters also offer plenty of opportunities for trout fishing. Although it may often require a drive of a helicopter flight a fly-fishing experience can be enjoyed as past of luxury yacht charter in Scotland. Or you could chose to vacation like Roman Abramovich and take your own superyacht to Scotland.

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Saint Lucia

Best in the Caribbean

The volcanic island of Saint Lucia provides some of the deepest waters in the Caribbean, which means that fantastic big game fishing is possible just a few miles off the island. The island has a host of tournaments throughout the year, including the Lucia International Billfish Tournament and the Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Class. Whether you are an expert of beginner you can enjoy fishing in the region as part of a luxury yacht charter in Saint Lucia or visiting on a private yacht.

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