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April 17, 2021

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Top 10 Toughest Places to Fish in the World

Top 10 Toughest Places to Fish in the World

Fishing is more than a lifestyle for anglers in the US; it is both an adventure and a vocation. With every bait cast and lure reeled in, an American angler bathes in a hundredfold adrenaline rush.

Imagine the rush when you try and book your next angling event in the world’s toughest places to fish. Do you think you can survive trailing across the Amazon? What about shark-infested waters? What can you say about fishing in zero-degree waters? What about steep, rocky ledges at least 50 feet from the shore?

If you said “Yes!” without a flinch to any of the questions above, then this list is yours to read and accept as a challenge. Check out our guide to the 10 most thrilling places to fish. Fair warning: fish are not the only things that bite in the following places:

 

1. Congo River Basin: Creeping through the Black Snake

"Goliath Tigerfish (hydrocynus goliath)" by Media News is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Congo River, being the world’s second-largest river basin next to the Amazon, is a force to reckon with. With its snake-like, immense course, it would take one half a year to exit the river and into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a place immortalized in fiction and remains legendary for the wide range of wild flora and fauna and other bizarre, even life-threatening adventures it offers. The Congo River Basin is home to one of the most difficult fish to catch: the Goliath tigerfish. This freshwater fish is a smart predator that rips any bait with its razor-sharp teeth; it is deemed harmful to humans.

 

2. Arctic Ocean: The Little Frozen Ocean

Even though it covers around 6 million square miles, the Arctic Ocean takes the title of being the world’s smallest ocean. Still, this frozen body of water holds more promise and challenges than it looks. This harsh environment has made and unmade civilizations that tried to survive and thrive in its icy coldness. Fishing, which remains the major means of livelihood here, is tougher than what the movies