Published Jun 8. 2008 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Fly Fishing in Denmark options?

Greetings from Australia
I am coming to visit Denmark from 30 July and flying out on the 3rd of August with my family. Whilst there I would like to catch a pike on fly or as a second option a searun trout. I have heard access to chasing pike in the lakes can be tricky without permission. Can someone offer some advice on where to go and how to go about it. We will be staying with friends in Rungsted, and maybe o/nighting in hornbaek for a night. Is anyone interested in taking a tourist for a fish for a morning or evening fish and showing me how it is done?
Cheers
Brendan Johnson

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

I have heard access to chasing pike in the lakes can be tricky without permission.

y of the lakes is no big issue. In most case you will also need a boat or a float tube.

There are public lakes, and being in Rungsted offers an easy drive to Lake Boegeholm (Bøgeholm Sø), which is public (free) and can be fished wading. Unfortunately the high summer isn't the best time of year for pike in a shallow lake, but it may be worth a try anyway. These were all caught when the heat was peaking one summer a few years ago: http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/messy-pike-fly/

Regarding the sea trout, Hornbaek is a good bet, but again the time of year means hard conditions. You will need to fish at night - late evening and early morning. You can be lucky during the day but the odds are slim. The wind also has to comply, which is not always the case.

I'm sure you can find company through your post here and I myself may be tempted to show an Aussie how to behave here ;-)

Martin

Brendan Johnson's picture

Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

Thanks martin
Those flies look very similar to flies I use for Barra and Murray Cod, I'll bring some with me. What water depth were you fishing with these sinking lines?.
P.S when you say a hot summer what do you mean? down here that would be about 40 degrees C.
tight lines
Brendan

Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

Hi Brendan,

I might be able to take you on a trip on a pike lake. In fact it could be the very same lake where Martin fished (following his link).

It's a bit tough, since I'm on holiday some of the weeks where you are in Denmark, but it probably can be arranged. Please drop me your e-mail, and I'll try to arrange something.

My e-mail:

Kind regards

Asger

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

What water depth were you fishing with these sinking lines?.
P.S when you say a hot summer what do you mean? down here that would be about 40 degrees C.

we're not quite up to 40 deg C here in a hot summer, but up to 30 in the day and not below 20 in the night is plenty warm for both man and beast...

- Martin

Brendan Johnson's picture

Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

Thanks for that Martin
I was probably just going to wet wade with thermals rather than bring waders over due to weight restrictions. By the way do pike take surface flies?

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options?...

By the way do pike take surface flies?

lakes. I have caught pike on this one in Lake Boegholm:
http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/plipper/

Some of the images are from that specific lake, actually.

Martin


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