Top Deep Sea Fishing Destinations in the World

Fishing is by far one of the most enjoyed sports or recreational activities (whichever way you look at it). For all of you fishing enthusiasts out there, we have bundled up a list of some of the best fishing locations in the world. These are some of the top deep sea fishing destinations where every fisherman and fisher-woman ought to get their line in the water.

1. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket one of the best fishing destinations in the world

If you are a fishing fanatic you can’t miss the sport fishing experience in Phuket, Thailand. The clear blue waters of the Andaman sea shelter a wide range of fish species that will put up a fight before being put in the boat..

Fish that await you in these waters include: marlin, tuna, queenfish, giant trevally, sea bass and enormous carp, catfish and barbs.

You can fish in Phuket year round, however, July and October is considered to be the best season.

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2. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa one of the best fishing destinations in the world

Cape Town is flocked by guests from all over the world for its exuberant culture. Known for its huge numbers of tuna and other fighting fish, the coastline of this beautiful city is often piled with fishermen of all sorts. A diverse ecosystem gives anglers the opportunity to fish throughout the year, but it’s best to be there from September to June if you are planning to target solely tuna.

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3. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico one of the best fishing destinations in the world

Cabo San Lucas has been rightly named the Marlin Capital of the World. The strict catch and release policy here helps keep the marlin population intact. In addition to marlin, you will also find some of the finest fighters in the water like dorado and yellowfin tuna here. Since you will be releasing the marlin you catch do not forget to bring your camera to capture the fun.

The fishing season in Cabo San Lucas extends all year through, but it is said that fishing is best May to December..

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4. Limón and Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Limón and Puntarenas, Costa Rica one of the best fishing destinations in the world

Known as the rich coast, Costa Rica has some fishing locations you will fall in love with. The coast of Limón is open to the Caribbean Sea, which is abundant in species like the mackerel, dorado, jack crevalle, tarpon and tripletail. If you head east to Puntarenas, which sits on the Pacific Ocean, you will land fish like marlin, tuna, roosterfish, wahoo and the snook.

Both coasts are great fishing grounds for sport fishing as the fish found here will fight their might out before surrendering.

When fishing on the Caribbean side avoid June and July. And it’s best to not plan your trip to the Pacific region from September to November.

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5. Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy fishing in Grouper

It is said that if you go to Italy and don’t go to Sicily then you haven’t seen Italy at all. Sicily is synonymous to fishing. The unspoiled, clear waters are home to an abundant variety of fish. With tuna, amberjack, grouper, swordfish and many more species to be had, the fishing experience in Sicily is incredible. One thing you should try for sure when you are in the Italian Isle is spearfishing. Just dive right in and pursue your fish; this can be more fun than you think.

6. Victoria, Australia

Victoria, Australia fishing

If you want to fish for sharks the best place in the world to be is in Victoria. The fierce waters of this coast are home to a large variety of shark. Pulling and yanking at your line will be the likes of great hammerhead, bronze whaler, common thresher, organic blue whaler, gummy shark and many more. The Bass Strait waves are tough so be careful, you don’t want to topple over from your boat for sure.

7. Madeira, Portugal

maderia fishing for blue marlin

With its shores in the North Atlantic Ocean, Madeira has very promising fishing grounds that can sweep you off your feet. With an array of fish species that includes Blue and White Marlins, Giant Tuna, Mackerel, Shark and many more Madeira has gained the reputation of one of the best fishing destinations in the world. The experience and photos of your catch from Madeira will be the ones that you will cherish for a lifetime.

The best season to fish in Madeira is from May to September.

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8. Florida Keys, USA

Sailfish in Florida Keys, one of the top fishing desitnations in the world

This chain of limestone islands is one of the best place to go deep sea fishing. On the west coast of Key West you will find Marquesas Keys which is an ideal place to fish for sharks and barracudas. The marine sanctuary law in this place ensures that you have an abundance of fish species here to fish from. With Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Florida strait on the other, the waters of Florida Keys are home to Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Sailfish, Sharks, Blue and White Marlins and Jacks.

The general fishing season extends from August to May however, this varies depending on the type of fish you are after.

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9. Guatemala

guatimala fishing

If you are an admirer of the sailfish then Guatemala is the place for you. Since it has easy access to the Pacific Ocean and also by the fact that it is the breeding place sailfish, Guatemala is inarguably the finest destinations for sportfishing. In addition to the Sailfish these waters are also home to some of the finest sport fish like Dorado, Black and Blue Marlins, Grouper, Red Snapper and the Tuna. Once in Guatemala indulge yourself in one the most unforgettable fishing experiences of your life.

The fish are spotted all year around in Guatemala.

10. Mozambique

Maxixe, Mozambique

One of the best places in the world to fish for Marlin is Mozambique. The waters of the Indian Ocean bring in a whole bunch of game fish species into Mozambique. It is a large reserve of Striped, Blue and Black Marlin. Along with it, Kingfish, Queenfish, Dorado, Sailfish and various species of Tuna and the Giant Trevally are also found here. All these powerful fighter fish will give you one of the best times of your fishing days.

Fishing is active in Mozambique all year round, but Sailfish are found in large numbers during the period from July to December.

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This is our list for the top fishing destinations in the world. Please let us know if you know a destination we should include in the list.

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(Reuters,,, World fishing Network)