View topic - Fly Fishing in Denmark options? - Discussion forum and board - Global FlyFisher

GFF logo



   
Fly Fishing in Denmark options?
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Global FlyFisher forum frontpage -> About the Global FlyFisher
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Brendan Johnson



Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Martin Joergensen
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
Brendan Johnson wrote:
I have heard access to chasing pike in the lakes can be tricky without permission.


Most lakes are private and offer no fishing without a license, but getting a license for many 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

_________________
Martin Joergensen
Partner
The Global FlyFisher
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Brendan Johnson



Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ASO



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Location: Denmark

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
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: asgero@gmail.com

Kind regards

Asger
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Martin Joergensen
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
Brendan Johnson wrote:
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.


A sinking line would be fine. We don't fish that deep (2-3 meter max), but getting down is one key. And do bring your own flies. Pike aren't picky!

And of course 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

_________________
Martin Joergensen
Partner
The Global FlyFisher
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Brendan Johnson



Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
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?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Martin Joergensen
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: Fly Fishing in Denmark options? Reply with quote
Brendan Johnson wrote:
By the way do pike take surface flies?


They do - typically in the spring and in shallow 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

_________________
Martin Joergensen
Partner
The Global FlyFisher
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Global FlyFisher forum frontpage -> About the Global FlyFisher All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © The Global FlyFisher and the individual people posting