Top Salt Fishing Destinations

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On your next holiday, let the wind hit your face and let the sun burn your skin. Nothing is more fun than fighting with giant fish before landing it on a charter. There are many places around the world for sport fishing. No matter where you are, book a charter and go fishing. Here are some of the top fishing destinations around the world that are just waiting for you to explore them.

Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast of Australia is a popular destination for anglers. Located in the Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, fish species here are southern fish that live in deep, cold water. The fish here are also known as the most delicious fish in the world.

There are many varieties of species that you can find whilst Gold Coast fishing and they are different depending on the seasons. You can book fishing charters in Brisbane all year. In the summer, you can find black and Blue Marlin, Dolphin Fish or Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna.

In winter, the fish you can catch in the deep sea are Amber Jack, Australian Salmon, Yellowtail Kingfish, Grass Emperor and Tailor.

Cape Town, South Africa

A southwest coast city of South Africa, Cape Town welcomes you with its unique local culture. It is a great place to travel and also go salt fishing. Cape town is bountiful with Tuna and known for having a diverse ecosystem. You can find Rock Cod, Spotted Grunter, Silverfish, Mullet and Red Roman. Anglers are able to fish in Cape Town all year round. If you are aiming to catch huge tunas, September to June is the best time.

Phuket, Thailand

Besides its white sand and stunning beaches, Phuket is also one of the most abundant places to find fish. As one of the world’s top holiday destinations, there are a variety of fun activities to do such as sailing, scuba diving, and saltwater fishing. If you are a fan of sport fishing, do not miss out!

Located in the beautiful Andaman Sea, the clear waters of Phuket are the best shelters for a wide range of fish species.

You can find giant sized Black Marlin, Sea Bass, Trevally, Tuna (Dogtooth Tuna, Longtail Tuna, and Yellowfin Tuna), Queenfish, Sailfish, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Wahoo and King Mackerel.

The good thing about fishing in Phuket is you can fish all year round. The best season is around July and October.

Limón and Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean in North America. The coast of Limón of Costa Rica is known as a haven for anglers. The sea is abounding with species of fish such as Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Tripletail, Mackerel, and Dorado.

Heading over to the eastern side, another bountiful area in the Pacific Ocean is Punta Arenas. You can fish Wahoo, Snook, Roosterfish, Marlin, and Tuna here.

Fish in Costa Rica will challenge you to fight until they surrender so come to fish here to exercise your fishing skills. However, avoid fishing in the Caribbean from June to July and September to November for the Pacific Ocean.

Florida Keys, United States

Heading all the way down to the south of Florida, the Florida Keys are a great choice for anglers. The East Coast of America is the best place for Shark and Barracuda fishing. The Florida keys are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait where several species of fish live. Join a fishing team to catch Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Sailfish, Marlin and even Sharks and Dolphins.

The fishing seasons here are throughout most of the year, especially between August and May. Search for the type of fish you want to catch to go at the relevant time before booking a flight to Florida.