The highest luxurious fishing locations for 2021
Luxury and fishing may not often be two words to put together in one sentence, but if you’re as much a fan of the outdoor pursuit as a five star getaway then you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of options to combine them. And if you’re an enthusiast wanting to make fishing the focus of your 2021 vacation or trip then there are plenty of fantastic destinations out there to give you the best of both worlds.
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Whether you are a professional angler or a beginner, there is a luxury fishing break for you. Check out our top travel destinations for the coming year.
Finland is a true paradise for anglers. Sport has been part of culture and lifestyle for many years. It is estimated that one in three Native Finns actively fishes. So it’s a great place to learn from the best. And with many providers offering luxury travel across the country, you will be spoiled for choice when choosing yours. Most of them take you on a trip around the picturesque lakes of the country or into the Baltic Sea, so that you can rely on a beautiful landscape during your break.
Do you fancy a warmer place? Belize is our first choice. This tiny Central American country is home to one of the best reefs in the world and, with its abundance of marine life, has also become a hotspot for luxury fishing breaks.
Anglers visit the bonefish that patrol the waters here. There are plenty of boats to take you to the best fishing spots, including a knowledgeable guide, and you can easily rent these right on any beach.
The icing on the cake are the sugary white sandy beaches of Belize, where you can relax after a busy day at sea. If five star Rs and Rs in all forms are what your boat floats, then look no further.
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The Caribbean continues the sunnier theme and offers unparalleled fishing experiences on almost every island. The Bahamas are home to some of the best, with Swains Cay Lodge being a top choice. The lodge is another great spot for bone fishing, as well as deep sea and reef fishing. It is aimed at anglers of all kinds – from the casual gossip to seasoned professionals.
What’s even better is that you don’t have to get on a boat to practice the sport. The Wadeable Apartment is right on the beach and easy to get to from your rustic island home.
With a unique position on Mangrove Cay, you have quick access to South Bight and the famous Middle Bight. The lodge has knowledgeable guides for the duration of your stay making sure you get the most out of the experience and getting you right in front of the Andros Barrier Reef, where you can find larger game fish like tuna, wahoo and billfish.
For an unforgettable trip that is probably unlike any other you’ve ever been on, head to the American frontier. While it’s certainly the exact opposite of sunny Florida, which is another of the nation’s hotspots (and definitely a lot hotter!), It’s a memorable experience every angler should have at least once.
The boat rentals offer fabulous luxury fishing resorts and lodges that make the perfect base for stays of all lengths. It will take you to the Gulf of Alaska for up to five days.
Despite the options offered here, the accommodation options are usually quite limited. So book early if Alaska fishing is on your bucket list and you can’t wait to tick it off. Be sure to bring warm clothes because you will need them!
Blackberry Farm, Tennessee
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Do you fancy a trip to the deep south of America? It doesn’t get much better than Tennessee. Blackberry Farm is known for its world-class, luxury fishing resorts and the perfect choice for avid fly fishermen.
The Blackberry Farm Lodge, which opened back in 2001, offers all levels of difficulty and abilities. Its location in the Smoky Mountains gives you easy access to more than 1,000 miles of rivers and streams. The best time to visit is in the fall, when your most likely catching brown trout – but the float trips available during the summer months make it another great time to visit.
From sunny hotspots and crystal clear waters to cold spots with generally icier conditions, there is a luxury fishing destination for every taste and ability in 2021 – and after a year of canceled vacations and short breaks that should never be there, the coming year offers the perfect one Opportunity to make up for lost time.