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First published May 1st 1995 - More than 20 years ago
Spring - March, April, May
Danish inshore fishing
By Martin Joergensen
In the spring all fish are beginning to eat again. The spawning fish return to the sea and all fish leave the fjords. Flies are an excellent way of getting contact with these hungry fish, but spin fishers using larger lures of different kinds can also trap many fish. For those not fishing flies, the spring is probably the best season. The fish are hungry and very willing to eat large bait, such as sand eels and small herring. These are easily imitated with lures.
Fishing gets better as water warms
Fish will go for large flies (zonkers, streamers, silvery flies etc.). Early spring is for fishing shallow waters with dark bottom, but when temperatures go up, deeper water with sandy bottom will fish good too. Fish are fast, take the fly with a bang, almost always hooking themselves, and offer a good fight. A lot of fish have to be released again because of their poor post spawning condition. If you want to keep fish, keep only those that are pure silver with loose scales.