Published Jan 1. 2001

Fishing Denmark

An introduction to fishing on the Danish coast.

This is a bit of what a very old site called Fishing Denmark used to look like. All the articles from that has been kept here, and you can find them by surfing or searching the site. But they do look a lot different now.

    Global Fly Fisher's pages about Denmark
Fishing Denmark
Global Fly Fisher
The pages about Denmark
from the original Fishing Denmark web site.

GFF pages
Tie Better
Fish better

Denmark pages

Go fishing in Denmark
Denmark offers a lot of good fishing. These following pages will take you through a complete course of mainly sea trout fishing, but also strike upon fishing for other species in the Danish ocean.
The pages cover many aspects of the trout fishing in Denmark including tackle and fly selection, tactics, rules and regulations and many other aspects of the posibillities along our beautiful coasts.

Start here and follow the trail thruogh the many pages on Denmark.



Martin Joergensen's picture


Both Riskov and the area outside Marselis Skov are well known and popular coastal locations in Aarhus. You can definitely fish there with confidence. And consider traveling by bus. Aarhus - as most Danish cities - has an excellent public transportation system, which can bring you quite close to good fishing water.

Also consider visiting the tackle shops in town and ask. Dragefisken or Stefs Lystfiskergrej are two options. Look up their addresses on the web.


Hello Martin.

I am studying in Aarhus and wondered where is good for coastal fishing. Should i swing down past the hotel marsaille or out riskov way. I only have a push bike and recent injury prevents me cycling more than 45 minutes.

Hope you can help

tight lines

Can anybody recommend a good guide who can introduce an experienced fly fisherman ( my husband who has 15 years+ experience from the UK and US) to costal flyfishing in Denmark?
Kind regards,

Martin Joergensen's picture


There are campgrounds all around the country and many near good water. You can find the Fyn ones on VisitFyn, which also has lots of other good information.


Hello, Martin
Where is the best tent sites or campgrounds nearby beaches for searun seatrout in fyn and what time of the year will be the best for big searuns there? Can I take the train from Copenhagen Airport to Odense then a bus to the campgrounds near the beaches?
Thanks, Matt

Martin Joergensen's picture


I'd suggest looking into places in Jutland - the peninsula north of Germany. The central and eastern part offers all types of fishing - stream, lake and ocean - within short distances. The areas around Silkeborg, Skanderborg and Horsens will be good for you as a fly fisherman and close by Aarhus, which is a larger town.

You can fly into Billund and have a short drive or into Copenhagen and have more miles to cover to get there.


Hi Martin,

I will be visiting Denmark next summer, probably in August. My family and I will likely rent a summer house. Do you have any suggestions as to a particular town to stay in to put me into the best fly fishing water? I fish both fresh and saltwater. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ben Winkler

Hello: I am visiting Bornholm 4th week in June and in Jutland for a couple weeks after that. Any ideas of where I can fish or any contacts I could have? I am an experienced flyfishing guide from Canada and would appreciate advice. Would certainly return the favour to Danes who want to fish western Canada. John

The entire North coast of Sjælland is available by bus, train or train/bike. It is a very good area in spring and fall. I used to fish it 'by train' when I lived in Copenhagen. Good starting points and easy to reach by train would be Gilleleje og Tisvildeleje. Use Google Earth to find the hotspots around those two towns - look for darker areas close to the shore. Another option is contact Copenhagen Fly Casting Club at I am quite sure that one of the members would love to take you out.

I will be in Denmark in May and I am looking for a good fly shop. Any suggestions?

Hi Martin, My name is Daivd and i am coming to your lovely country on the 26th july, i wounder if you could give me any tips on where i can find the best course fishing. I am staying in the Sillkebourg area, but i dont mind traveling to other places. If you know a good guide it would be usefull all the best Dave

Hello Martin

My name is Jacob and I am 21 yrs old and am currently on exchange studying Architecture from Tasmania, Australia. I have fished at home for about 5yrs or so (browns & rainbows), and since coming here I am having withdrawals. I have no car, and was wondering if there was anywhere near to Copenhagen (where i am staying) that could be accessed by train & bicycle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I feel as if I am stabbing in the dark.


Hi Ron,
What part of Denmark will you be staying in, and at what dates in June will you be there?

I will be visiting Denmark in June 2008, I live in Post Falls Idaho USA. I would like to find Information or secrets on catching the brown trout in Denmark. I will host fisherman from Denmark in trade for information. We have excellent Rainbow fishing here. Record in our lake Ponderay is 36.4 pounds. Would appreciate feed back. Ron Boles 1-208-661-3919

rybolov's picture

FF@ got crazy after 1995--too many people and posts. You can still search through the posts by year at in case you're looking for more bad, bad flyfishing haiku. In case you forgot, it was in 1995. =)

My favorite, it's haunted me for years:
'bacco spit dribbles
Whilst clutching his netted prey
It's a brown trout now.
--Chris Knight

Martin Joergensen's picture


1994 and 1996, huh? A lot of water has run under the bridge since then. I was into ff@ too back then. Haven't been on the list for ages and sometimes wonder how it's doing. Probably much the same I guess.

Fishing Denmark still criss-crosses GFF and traces can be found everywhere.

And we're glad to have you back! :-)


rybolov's picture

Hi Martin

I used to get flyfish@ back in 1994 when things were new and people were just starting to get into the whole web browsing thing. In 1996, I was living in Germany and I used to spend hours looking at Fishing Denmark. I'm glad I found you again. =)


Thanks for the space and I am much happy to be writing to you. I am impressed by the story you talk of Peter Loevendahl. I would like to more of him and fly fishing. I am a fly tyer and would like him to try my flies also. Please if you would like to know more of me peter, just e-mail me and we shall discuss more. Do have a good day and do take care. Jackson

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