Escapes for Fishing Fanatics
Collected by Jen Murphy, AFAR Contributor
Go bonefishing in the Turks and Caicos. Spend the day drifting in Tennessee's Clinch River. Or go heli-fishing for whopper salmon in British Columbia. These guides and outfitters guarantee you'll reel in a big one.
Clinch river, Tennessee, USA
The 300-mile Clinch River—which flows from SW Virginia to East Tennessee—is one of America’s top trout streams. Spend a day on a McKenzie-style drift boat, catching browns, rainbows, and brooks. Several local guide services offer half and full-day...
Bailey Town, The Bahamas
Chartering a fishing boat for a day on the open ocean is one thing, but getting beneath the waves with a spear and a mask is a wholly different experience, one that you can enjoy with the help and instruction of Strata G Smith, a native Bahamian...
Providenciales, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos is known as the Caribbean's blue marlin capital, and there are plenty of fishing excursions on offer from Provo, which also boasts some of the world's best bonefishing. The relatively pristine waters are great for aspiring anglers...
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
Now this is fishing. Why slum it on land when instead you can charter a launch and spend the day out fishing on the Hauraki Gulf? Captain and crew can take you to the best spots and even if you don't manage to catch "the big one" you'll still have...
The fly-fishing guide Captain Laurenz was waiting at our hotel and was early (6am), which was a great start of the morning. His flat boat is laying in the harbour at Renaissance Marina, Downtown Oranjestad and fits a maximum of two fishermen. We...
Yellowstone River, United States
Yellowstone is the original spreading ground of tall tales, and nothing inspires exaggerated boasts like fishing. Wading into chest-deep water and tossing a fly out over a raging river in an effort to land a cutthroat trout is a quintessential...
Crested Butte, CO 81224, USA
When you stay at Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, part of the experience is the options for adventure and the outdoors. One special activity in the summer that Scarp Ridge offers is Heli-fishing, where you will take a helicopter ride leaving...
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