Published May 12. 2014

A spring trip

I have been going on these fishing trips twice a year with a bunch of friends for more than a decade. These days it's more trip than fishing for me.

Lots of space - In spite of being a popular destination there's lots of space on the Danish coasts
Typical Danish coast - There's free access to most Danish coast and a lot that looks like this
Danish coast

It's been a tradition for myself and a bunch om my closest fishing friends to go on a fishing trip to the Danish coast every spring and autumn for many, many years.

In the beginning

we went to the island Bornholm, which offers some really great fishing, but after a couple of disappointing trips - fishing wise that is, the island is always gorgeous - we tried Fyn in stead. This fabled sea trout Eldorado never really delivered, so we started "shopping around" and have been to my home island Sjaelland, southern Denmark close to the German border and tried what we could to find some good fishing.

None of our trips

have been as the best ones to Bornholm with regards to fishing, but they have still been fantastic with great friendship, good food and altogether excellent experiences.
The original group has been spread for all winds. People have grown older, lost interest in the group and these trips, have moved or a combination of all of the above. A few of us still hang in there and we have spread the joy and now fish with some really great new and old fishing friends from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands. Sweden and other countries.

Spinning - I often spin fish from the beach in order to cover some water. Even as a die hard fly-fisher, I still find that spin fishing is better than not fishing at all
My office chair - Unfortunately I can't wade anymore, but I can sit in a chair and cast into the shallows - mostly using a spinning rod
Dog on the beach - Divus is with me as always and patiently trotting about or just sitting waiting for me to finish. At ten years old, he's not getting younger either
The office
A leak - My kayak is inflatable, and here Rudiger and Paul are trying to locate a leak
My kayak - I can fish from a kayak, but setting up and getting ready costs a lot of energy
My trawler - I have rigged the kayak with rod holders and can fish trolling as well as casting

This April trip went to

the Danish island Als near the German border and once again showed this place as a beautiful spot with lots of fishing water but surprisingly few fish considering the otherwise excellent conditions.
Nevertheless we had a fantastic trip, and even though my own fishing was very limited due to problems with walking, I drove around and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and made a few casts sitting in my beach chair as well as in my kayak.

There was lots

of fishing done and quite a few fish caught, but as I said nothing really impressing - numbers or sizes. Even the notorious garfish, usually present in annoyingly large numbers in late April and early May, failed us and only a few were caught in water where we'd expect a garfish take in every cast.

These pictures can

give you an impression of the beautiful Danish coast in the spring.

A beer on the beach - A good barbecue and some beer is so much better by the water with good fishing friends
Fredrik casting - Swedish Fredrik lays out line
Paul in the sun - German/American Paul fishing in the setting spring sun
Far out - Fishing friend Henning trying his luck on the sandbar
Good friends
A stream - It might not look much, but it's a typical Danish spawning stream for sea trout
Spring fields - Denmark can be quite beautiful in the spring
Forested beach - Many Danish coastal stretches have forest right down to the water's edge
A lighthouse - There are several beautiful lighthouses on Als
More Danish coast

A few other Danish galleries


Better luck this coming fall Martin, hope i and Bram can be present again!

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