Fishing in Denmark

16. Jul. 2014
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

All Can Stay at the Monastery - Danhostel Vitskøl Kloster
| Line Juhl Kronow

Experience history when you spend the night near the Limfjord at Danhostel Vitskøl Kloster.

Take an Unforgettable Underground Adventure at Mønsted Limestone Mine
| Line Juhl Kronow

It is hard to believe you are in Denmark when you visit breathtaking Mønsted Limestone Mine. Located close to the town of Viborg, Mønsted Limestone Mine has been converted to an exciting attraction with sound and light installations.