Great fishing Spots

Retirement and Fishing


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson, Gold medal winner 1924 Olympics.

The following are ten great fishing spots:
Retirement and Fishing-Bass Strait Bass Strait Victoria, Australia

Separating the island of Tasmania from the south of the Australian mainland is the Bass Strait partially created by reefs at the shoreline that run 40m to 60m to the ocean floor. The often-rough seas may dissuade some from fishing here but the rewards are great. The many species here include mako sharks, hammerheads, school sharks, yellowtail kingfish, salmon, snappers and many others. Charting a boat with a seasoned captain is highly recommended.

Retirement and Fishing-Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is considered one of the top sport fishing locations in the world. There are 3,000 species of marine life in the Gulf of California. Large game fish like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are plentiful. In addition Cabo also offers fly fishing off the beaches or inshore (pompano, roosterfish,etc.) or offshore fly fishing from boats for the larger tuna, marlins and billfish.

Retirement and Fishing-The Blackfoot River The Blackfoot River Montana

The snow-fed Blackfoot River begins as a trickle and grows reaching an average of 75 feet across with some chop and deep pools. It is a favorite with many fly fishing regulars and provides countless locations for several varieties of trout including rainbows and browns. The serene and scenic beauty of the Blackfoot ranges from steep canyon walls to a fast mountain river to the broad valley floor.

Retirement and Fishing-Phuket Phuket Thailand

Phuket offers some of the best sea fishing in Asia. The area provides ideal fishing conditions with many small islands, coral reefs and the continental shelf drop-off. There is an incredible variety of large game fish in the deep warm waters off the coast of Phutek including Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Sailfish, Swordfish and others. Some of these can be caught year round.

Retirement and Fishing-Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

In the early 1600s explorers realized that the waters around Newfoundland had the best fishing in the North Atlantic. Cod, haddock, halibut, herring and mackerel are major ocean catches but most who come to this area for sport fishing come for the Atlantic salmon. Over 60% of North America’s best Atlantic salmon Rivers, nearly 200 in all, are located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The beauty and tranquility of fishing on some of the world’s greatest salmon rivers including the Gander, Humber, Eagle and Exploits is something not to be missed.