Fishing in Denmark

    Joy Smith

    Danhostels are nearby and offer great fishing experiences.

    Fishing is a popular pastime in Denmark which can be enjoyed year round in many places around the country. Denmark has 7,300 km of coastline, so no matter where you are, you are never more than 52 kilometers from the coast.

    In addition to deep sea fishing, there are many lakes, streams and rivers where angling is possible during the summer and ice fishing in the colder periods. There are also ‘put and take’ lakes where bred fish are put in certain lakes for you to catch.  That certainly makes fishing easy.

    The figures from the Natural Business Authority show that almost 36,000 licences are approved for South Jutland alone.  Trout is a popular catch in that area. The South Jutland figures are surpassed by those of Central Jutland and Copenhagen; so the numbers indicate that the waters in and around Denmark are teaming with fish and other types of seafood.  The varieties of seafood are endless and include, but are not limited to herring, seaweed, trout, cod, whiting, haddock, eel and lobster.

    A fishing licence, valid for one year is necessary, if you are over 18, but under 65 years old.  Check with the local post offices and tourist offices in the preferred fishing areas for more information on fishing restrictions.

    There are reasonable priced accommodation in the areas where you choose to fish. Below is a list of Danhostels which go the extra mile for fishing enthusiasts and offer special fishing package deals. Some hostels have the Active Danish fishing seal.

    Danhostel Haderslev

    Danhostel Helsingør

    Danhostel Kolding

    Danhostel Rebild

    Danhostel Sønderborg-Vollerup

    Danhostel Vejle

    Danhostel Fjaltring

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