Published May 1. 1995 - 28 years ago
Updated or edited Mar 11. 2023

Map of Denmark

Just for your general orientation I've marked out a few good fishing spots.

Map of Denmark

This is Denmark

Just for your general orientation I've marked out a few good fishing spots.

Where I live

I live where the red spot is. That's København (Copenhagen), the capitol of Denmark. I have fair access to salt water fishing but very poor access to stream fishing. Most good streams are in Jylland (Jutland) and on the island Fyn (Funen).


You can also see where Denmark is on the map of Europe.



Thank you Martin. I ...

Thank you Martin. I really appreciate it.

Martin Joergensen's picture

Rudy, Look at the...


Look at the section I have made specifically for fishing and shopping in the Copenhagen area.


Hi, names Rudy and I...

Hi, names Rudy and I'll be getting into Copenhagen on the 29th of this month and I have a day in Copenhagen and I would love to know a great spot for a sea trout and also a place I can buy a pole and fish tackle :)

Martin Joergensen's picture

Visitors coming to t...

Visitors coming to the Copenhagen area,

Copenhagen is not the easiest place to find good fishing, especially if you don't have a car or can go with someone. There are no guiding services that I know of in the Copenhagen area.
There are options, though, if you want to try to hunt down a coastal sea trout by yourself.

You may want to read the sections on this site about seasons, wind, general advice regarding sea trout fishing and sea trout gear.

There's a whole bunch of pages on Denmark you can read.

Here are some options for pursuing sea trout close to (or even in) the capitol.

- The stretch north of Hellerup Havn (Havn = harhour). Small, sandy but it does hold fish. Best in western and southern winds. Not good in the summer.

- Stretch along Strandvejen north of Copenhagen - especially right outside the statue of Knud Rasmussen (any local will know where that is and you will see it if driving or biking north of Strandvejen). Best in western and southern winds.

- Stretch north and south of Moelleaaen also on Strandvejen, but further north. Notice that there's a protected zone 500 metres (1500') on each side of any stream - of which there are really few in this area. Best in western and southern winds.

- Other parts of the Oeresund coast further north. There are many spots, but some can be difficult to access because of the houses built close to the shoreline. Best in western and southern winds.

- Amager near Kongelunden. The soutwesterhern part of the island. It's easily accessible, but shallow and sandy and a little problmatic in hard wind. Best in eastern and southern wind.

- Amager on the east side where a new beach opened some years ago (Amager Strandpark). It's a bathing, dog walking, kayaking type of area with lots of people, but the water is really nice, and there's a chance of running into fish especially early morning or late evening depending on the season. Best in eastern and southern wind.

- The run between Sjaelland (Copenhagen side) and Amager south of the harbour. The area is called Sydhavnen on the Sjaelland side. There's a bridge and some accessible points plus a sluice by Sjaellandsbroen. I have never caught anything there, but it's known to be good. Not sensitive to wind.

A little farther from he city you can seek out:

- The Isefjord - namely the part north of Munkholmbroen and Bramsnaes/Ejby. A bit further away, but known for its good fishing. Best in eastern and southern winds, but accessible in other cases too.

- If you are in Roskilde, any place in Roskilde Fjord. Some parts are within biking distance from the town, but hard to reach by bus.

- The north coast From Helsingoer to Hornbaek and further on west. This holds a lot a good spots. Best in southern winds.

The closest locations can be reached on a bike, all locations have public transport close by - buses and sometimes trains, but of course having a car is the best.

For looking up all these names on Danish maps and the web, you may need to use the special Danish letters. Replace ae/AE with æ/Æ, oe/OE with ø/Ø and aa/AA with å/Å in the Danish names mentioned above and elsewhere on this site.


I will be flying int...

I will be flying into Copenhagen the first week of September from the USA. I'll have a couple of days to play before I head to a meeting in Sweden. Would it be possible to get some flyfishing time in while I'm there? I arrive the morning of the 4th, Sept.

my grand father was ...

my grand father was traced back to langeland in the family tree of ours' - suppose to be from a fishing
family business in the 1800's - olsen on that side and my grand mother was from that area too - she
was a larsen - i would like to visit their home area sometime.

Brendan Johnson's picture

Hi I'm probably hea...

I'm probably heading to Copenhagen in July/august for a week staying with friends and was looking to do some flyfishing. Do you have any suggestions for chasing any fish on fly in the area (i'm not fussy, anything with fins).

Hi Im coming over to...

Hi Im coming over to Aalborg working for a few days end of april start of may wondered if its worth putting in the fly rod and what sort of fishing there is likely to be? Cheers tightlines!

flyfishing in denmark...

Hey Martin. Are you still there? I am visiting Hamburg next month and am starting to look for information about fly fishing in Denmark. Was hoping you could help or at least point me in a good direction. Regards


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