Remote fishing spots can offer a unique combination of stunning scenery, daunting terrain, and of course, incredible fishing action.
While there is nothing wrong with a quick fishing trip down to the local park, there is something about a fishing trip to somewhere distant and far away that wakes up the true outdoorsman in all of us. Every angler should go fishing somewhere wild and remote at least once in their lives.
These 10 remote fishing spots would all make for the trip of a lifetime for any angler.
Alaska is one of the most remote areas remaining in the United States. It has vast expanses of wilderness that only the most rugged of people can endure. Whether you are fishing on the coast or travel to the interior of the state, Alaskan fishing is remote fishing.
From the Northwest Territories to Ontario, Canada offers almost endless fly-in fishing opportunities. You can’t get much more remote than having to use a float plane to access your fishing location.
Located at the far southern point of South America, Patagonia offers jaw-dropping scenic beauty and world-class fly fishing for a variety of species. You will remember the crystal clear waters you enjoy on a trip to Patagonia for the rest of your life.
4. Amazon River
No remote fishing spots list is complete without a mention of the mighty Amazon River. Running through one of the largest rainforests on Earth, the Amazon River is filled with a huge variety of fish to pursue. The presence of caiman and anaconda means that you won’t be the only thing hungry for fish on a trip to the Amazon.
Mongolia truly offers some of the most remote fishing spots in the world. While general guided fishing trips are available, anglers who venture to Mongolia can choose even more rugged options. Trek into the backcountry via foot, or even camel, and cast the rushing rivers for hard-fighting taimen.
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6. Rift Valley, Africa
While Africa is generally thought of as a dream hunting destination, it also offers intense and exotic fishing. Land a monster Nile perch from the Nile River and you will have one of the best fishing memories of your life. Just make sure to check over your shoulder for any of Africa’s dangerous game.
7. Kali River, India
Follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wade and travel to the Kali River in India to try your luck at catching a goonch. The monster-sized catfish that inhabits the river is certainly the fish of a lifetime.
8. Atchafalaya Basin
If you want some remote fishing spots right here in the United States (and you don’t mind mosquitoes) then look into a fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana. Catfish and gar are common species. It only takes one wrong turn to get lost deep in the swamp and not see a soul for days.
Another South American destination, Nicaragua is a country filled with remote fishing spots. Try your luck for an Atlantic tarpon that lurk in the brackish rivers of the mysterious country.
10. Kamchatka, Russia
Russia’s massive tundra and expansive size offer some of the most remote fishing spots in the world. Kamchatka is unique in the fact that you can book true exploratory trips into untouched wilderness and fish in rivers that no angler has ever set foot in. If you want a true wilderness experience, and are mentally and physically prepared for possibly rough conditions, then Kamchatka may be for you.
Although many of these destinations may be out of reach for many anglers, saving up for the trip of a lifetime may just be worth it for some. Consider one of these 10 remote fishing spots for a place on your fishing bucket list.