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Top 9 Best Fishing Android Apps – Updated April 2021

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Fishing is an activity that you can do on your own, away from other people. That sounds perfect considering the global health crisis that is upon us. Well, if fishing is your thing, and you’re allowed to leave your home in your neck of the woods at these challenging times, these apps may help you become a better fisherman.

We’ve hand-picked nine fishing apps for Android. Each of these apps has a somewhat different purpose, and yet all of them should be able to help you with your fishing trips. Some of these apps will help you with the forecasts, while others will let you know when and where to fish for a specific fish species. Those are just some examples, of course.

The Google Play Store is filled with all sorts of interesting fishing apps, and we’ve even included one game on this list. Most of these apps don’t even include in-app purchases, and all of them are free to download and use. Below, you’ll find a description of every app, along with much more info about them.

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Top 9 Best Fishing Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best fishing Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
FishAngler
Fishing Points$1-$37
Fishbrain$2.5-$95
Fishing forecast
Fishing Knots
Google Maps
HuntStand$7-$31
Anglers’ Log
My Fishing World$1-$12

Top 9 Best Fishing Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best Fishing Android App For Most Users

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FishAngler

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

FishAngler is probably the best fishing app for most of you, as it’s a multi-purpose app. Though this app will only serve you if you’re an angler, or in other words, use the ‘angle’ method for fishing. The design of this app is spot on, and the app contains a number of features.

You can explore GPS maps with millions of data points, to find that perfect fishing spot. You can also find out what are the best times to catch fish thanks to the app’s Fishing Forecast. On top of all that, you can both log and track your catches with over 45 catch attributes included in this app, and they include real time weather conditions.

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FishAngler even allows you to connect with other anglers, and get fishing tips from them, or the app itself. You can show off your catches to other anglers here as well. This app includes various social feeds, whether you’d like to check out local or global ones, that’s up to you.

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Best Fishing Android App For Offline Use

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Fishing Points

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Fishing Points is also a multi-purpose app, and it comes with an offline mode. Nautical charts for boating are also available in the offline mode, by the way. This app allows you not to only find fishing locations, but to bookmark them. You can also discover hotspots, and check out waypoints.

Fishing Points app allows you to record trolling paths and trotlines, and also find saved locations with GPS. The app includes a compass, and it can measure distances for you, as regular maps would. The forecast function is included in the app as well, as long as it’s fish-related.

Thanks to this app, you can check out daily fish activity forecast, and also their feedings times. Hourly waves forecast is also available, as is the sea temperature. Sea currents info is also at the grasp of your hand thanks to this app. The wind forecast is included, as are tide prediction charts, severe weather alerts, and so on.

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Best Fishing Android App For Fish-Related Information

Fishbrain

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Fishbrain is one of the most popular fishing apps in the Google Play Store. The app has over nine million users, and it offers a lot of features. First and foremost, it has a huge database of different fish species and information about all of them. It also comes with a general search feature that allows you to track down specific fish.

You can explore catch positions thanks to this app, which could help you greatly. Fishing forecast and calendar are also included in the app. The app covers over 130 species of fish, and you can learn what’s the best time and location to catch them. Bass, Trout, Catfish, and Carp seem to be the most popular fish in this app.

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Discover top baits for specific species of fish, which will also improve your fishing skills. The app allows you to log your catches, and see a statistics report on your historical performance. You can also converse with other users of Fishbrain, whether to brag about your catches, or get some tips.

Download Fishbrain

Best Fishing Android App For Weather Forecast

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Fishing forecast

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

Fishing forecast app is kind of self-explanatory. This app has one purpose and it does its job really well. If you need a fishing forecast only, this is the app to get. This app will keep you informed about the weather forecast and optical weather conditions for fishing. The app does come with ads, but no in-app purchases.

This app allows you to check detailed weather and fishing forecast for 5 days. Forecast biting for more than 50 species of fish is also included. You can select one of the three weather services for the forecast. The app also offers a map with the ability to label and record the route to a specific location.

Graphs of changes in weather characteristics are also available, as well as Geomagnetic activity data. You’ll also find an RSS feed with news about fishing and hunting in this app. The same goes for a lunar calendar, which offers you the ability to jot down notes. The app also includes some useful literature about fishing.

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Best Android App For Learning To Tie Fishing Knots

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Fishing Knots

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Fishing Knots is an app with a truly self-explanatory name. This app is here to teach you how to tie fishing knots, that’s about it. That’s one task, but not an easy one, and this app does a great job at explaining everything. It will show you, in detail, and with images, how to tie specific knots.

There are tons of different knots included here. It will teach you how to tie knots for binding of two fishing lines, tying leads, attach large and small hooks, baits, lures, swivels, and so much more. Not only will the app show you what to do with the help from an image, but a description is included as well.

This app works without the Internet connection, by the way, so you can use it anywhere, anytime. The interface is really well-made, and extremely easy to use. Even older, non-tech-savvy people could probably use it without a problem. The app is completely free to use, but it does include ads.

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Best Fishing Android App For Tracking Down Bait Shops

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Google Maps

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Maps is probably the app you did not expect on this list, right? Well, that may as well be true, but the app deserves to be here, that’s for sure. It is one of the best apps for anglers, from the apps that are available in the Google Play Store, at least. It has a great, and frequently updated, list of bait shops, fishing stores, and sporting good stores.

So, essentially, if you need to buy some bait, or any other type of fishing equipment, Google Maps can help you with that. It’s quite easy to track down such stores in your vicinity. No need to mention this, but Google Maps app is free to use. It’s one of the best mapping solutions for Android, if not the best one.

This may be the oddest choice for this list, but trust us, the app is quite useful in its own right. It will be immensely useful when it comes to finding not only fishing spots, but fishing equipment stores.

Download Google Maps

Best Android App For Creating Fishing Areas

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HuntStand

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

HuntStand is primarily a hunting application, as you probably guessed based on its name. Well, even though that its the case, this app is extremely useful for fishermen as well. Why? Well, this app’s main strength is its ability to create hunting areas. Well, it lets you create hunting areas, that is.

The app uses public records to show borders and parcels, so you can avoid private property, and yet still find the best fishing spot out there. There are also two subscription models for this application. One of them will remove ads for a year, while the second one will provide you with unlimited parcel checks.

Yes, unfortunately, you are limited when it comes to parcel checks in the free version. You will also have to deal with ads in the free version, though that is the case with many similar apps. HuntStand is a really powerful app overall, though, and it’s well worth checking out. On top of everything else, it also offers a nice-looking UI.

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Best Fishing Log Android App

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Anglers’ Log

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

Anglers’ Log is basically a fishing journal. This app comes with a great-looking UI. The UI is extremely clean, and a joy to use, to be quite honest. This utility application will let you track, analyze, and share your catches with ease. You’ll also be able to manage your catches, trips, species, locations, bait, and much more.

Sharing is built into the app, so you’ll be able to share your information via social media, or with your contacts. You’ll also be able to log various other details, such as photos, weather, and so on. The app also includes an interactive map that will allow you to see your favorite fishing spots.

The app can also analyze your catches on a detailed statistics page, using charts. All in all, this app allows you to keep track of everything fishing-related. It’s one of the best apps that can do that in the Play Store, and it is highly recommended for that purpose. If you’re a fisherman, this app is worth trying out.

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Best Fishing Android Game

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My Fishing World

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

My Fishing World is the only game on this list. We had to include at least one as there are quite a few compelling fishing games available in the Google Play Store. My Fishing World is definitely one of the best ones. The graphics in this game are great-looking, and that only improves the overall experience.

This game offers realistic locations for you to fish at. The visual effects are also spot on, while the game interface is also quite intuitive, you’ll get used to it really fast. You can even chat with other fishermen in this game, as the game includes an online chat feature. This game offers tons of different content, just to keep you away from boredom.

It offers a large number of freshwater and tropical fish, and there are quite a few rare fish available here. You can get various bonuses for tasks you do, and there’s even an album here which will store all your trophies, and detailed information about where, when, and what you caught. You also don’t need an Internet connection to play this game.

Download My Fishing World