7 Best Fishing Destinations in 2021

Our appetite for travel hasn’t waned a bit

In putting together our list of the best fishing destinations in 2021, we were faced with factors we’d never had to consider before. After a year marked by closed borders, grounded planes and mandatory quarantines, it felt key to have a 2021 list that is equal parts realistic and inspirational. When restrictions relax this summer, we’ll be back on the road looking for great places to fish.
These 7 destinations are in your own backyard and are the ones to visit next.

Scorpion fish caught in Croatia

Scorpion fish caught in Croatia


Fishing in Croatia means fresh water fishing and deep sea fishing. Inland, anglers can catch trout fly fishing on the crystal clear rivers, carp fishing anglers target their favourite fish in the many lakes around the country.

On the Adriatic Sea fishing charters catch dentex, grouper & amberjack trolling or jigging over the irregular sea floor. Tuna fishing in Croatia is hot from April to November. These magnificent predators are caught drifting using natural bait such as sardines, mackerel or anchovies.

Cape Verde

Marlin fishing in Cape Verde

Marlin fishing in Cape Verde

The fishing season in Cape Verde spans across the entire 365 days of the year.  Also commonly referred to as the world’s capital for Blue Marlin fishing, the months of March, April, May and June provide the best time for Atlantic Blue Marlin big game fishing in Cape Verde. From June to October the marlin fishing is still very good, with calmer seas and you can also target popular fishing species such as Wahoo, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado and Sailfish.

Cape Verde is also a great place for jigging, especially between July and December when the winds tend to drop a little. Jigging produces huge Amberjack, Black Jack, Grouper, tuna and many other species.


Fishing in Spain is big! Spain is Europe’s fourth largest country offering fantastic sport fishing possibilities. All over its vast mainland and it’s mountainous country, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and it’s archipelagos both locals and visitors go fresh-water or deep sea fishing.

Thousands of anglers head to the peninsula for their yearly fishing holidays. Here is all you need to know about fishing in Spain.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Located in the Mexican Province of Quintana Roo, the Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline in the northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. The Riviera Maya isn’t only known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts, long beaches and nightlife in Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.

The Riviera Maya is also one of the world’s top sport fishing destinations. Thousands of people head to Mexico to go fishing in Riviera Maya: offshore it’s one of the best places for Billfish, tuna, wahoo & Mahi Mahi. Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook are the top species when inshore fishing.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tease Me Fishing Charter in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tease Me Fishing Charter in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you want to know why the Dominican Republic is ranked the #2 billfishery in the world, then you must go marlin fishing in Punta Cana. The blue and white marlin bite is strong and plentiful in the offshore waters east of Punta Cana due to its geography and proximity to the Mona Passage: a 65 kilometer channel between the island of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.

Punta Cana is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches and balnearios. Besides fishing Punta Cana it’s also a great place for windsurfing, golf and diving (due to the fantastic Marine biodiversity).

Canary Islands & Madeira

The Canary Islands and Madeira are known for the year-round sunshine, it’s beaches & sand dunes, the volcanos and its mild temperatures. These fishing destinations are also a hotspot for windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving to observe its great marine life. In the interior you’ll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring, rock climbing and even caving.

Tahiti & Moorea

French Polynesia fishing

French Polynesia fishing

OK – these are probably not in your backyard, but we recommend these fishing destinations anyway. Tahiti & Moorea boast some amazing blue-water fishing. The tropic waters are home to wahoo, billfish, as well as sizeable numbers of tuna, including yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna. Fishing the flats and reefs fly fishing or spinfishing may produce exotic species including bohar snapper, bonefish, bluefin trevally or napoleon wrasse.

Plan ahead with ease and flexibility

Tom’s Catch agreed with the fishing charters flexible booking conditions which allow rebooking and postponement of your fishing trip free of charge. Just like we’ve been doing last season.

We handle every case personally. If you have booked or want to book a fishing trip and if you are affected by COVID troubles, we will help you rebook the trip. So, plan ahead with ease and flexibility: book your fishing trips with peace of mind.

Do you have any questions? Do you need help with your booking? Contact us here and we’ll help you 🙂

Take care!