Travel Picks: Top 10 fishing destinations

Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:09am EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Immerse yourself in Scotland by reeling in salmon, or bundle up in Newfoundland for an outing to catch yellowtail and mackerel.

Whether your preference is cod or bluefin, Cape Town or Cabo, online travel advisers ( offers its top 10 fishing destinations.

Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. Sutherland, Scotland

From a boat or from the shore, fishing is a brilliant way to enjoy Scotland. Even though the outdoor sport isn't allowed on Sundays at the Kyle of Sutherland, there are six other days of the week to take advantage of the bounty that this majestic landscape has to offer.

The area is famous for its supply of salmon, and brown and sea trout. Handy for novices, the Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association has produced a booklet to help fishermen figure out where to go to reel in the best fish around. A permit for a day of sea trout fishing costs visitors only 8 ($13). The view of Scotland's rolling hills, though, is priceless.

2. Phuket, Thailand

Deep sea fishing is a must if you find yourself on Thailand's southern beach haven, Phuket. The clear, blue waters of the Andaman Sea set the scene for some of the best fishing in the world.

Cast your line and wait for tuna, swordfish, blue and black marlin, and other impressive sea creatures to bite. A strict catch-and-release policy means you won't be dining on your accomplishments, but a photo for Facebook on Thailand's west coast may do instead.   Continued...