Winter on the Danish coast

Even though January and February are the coldest months in Denmark, fishing can be great and the landscape beautiful

Photo essay by Martin Joergensen

I will try to keep this a photo essay rather than one of many words. I have done picture based stories like this before, and they seem to be fairly popular, so that's the reason I have done yet another one.

Stories like this are mainly sparked by pictures, of which I do take quite a few. My new digital SLR, acquired a couple of months ago, has already clocked more than 3,000 frames. Most of these are fishing pictures.

Since this is only just March, the pictures in this essay do not represent a whole fishing year. They actually don't even represent a quarter of a year. And on top of that they represent what is usually considered the worst two months of the year, namely January and February.
As you can see from the pictures, we have still managed to get some good fishing done.

A recent discussion thread on this site took up the subject of choosing the right place to go fishing. A Dutch angler inquired about the right place to go fishing in Denmark, and was in doubt. He had decided for one place, but people had other ideas. Let me quote one of the answers:

"Sea trout are everywhere. Good one day - Bad the next."

So true, so true... and:

"Ignore it all - Enjoy your holiday and tight lines and don't worry about rumours. Catching fish comes form fishing - Not talking!"

Well put. You can speculate in bad places and times to go fishing, and decide against the venture. But that is sure not to bring you good fishing. The only way to get that is by going - even in the "low season".

As I usually say: Fish don't go ashore in the low season.

I actually love fishing in cold weather and consider the summer my personal low season. I know people who go out for sea trout in trunks and sandals, but hot water and people sunbathing is not my kind of circumstances for fly fishing the Danish ocean. I prefer a nippy day in October or the first spring sun in March.

Well, enough talk. Enjoy the rest of the pictures. And remember to go fishing.


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