Published Jun 21. 2015 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 21. 2017

Coastal trips

During the last 15 years or so I have joined a group of friends on two annual coastal trips here in Denmark. I wouldn't want to miss these trips for anything. Here are a few pictures from the latest two.

Dramatic coast - The water, the sky, the trees. I never grow tired of sights like this.
Not all sand - The Danish coasts are not all the wide, sandy beaches often marketed in tourist brochures
Cliffs - Many Danish coasts have beautiful low cliffs like this
The Danish coast
Martin Joergensen

We have a tradition amongst the group of friends I fish with. Every April and September we rent a house somewhere in Denmark and go fishing on the Danish coast for a week.
We have a great time, fish every day, eat well, tie flies and sample good wine, beer and whiskey, have gin-tonics before dinner and a good rum after.

We don't always catch a lot.

Personally I rarely catch anything these days, but that's a whole other story. Some participants fish from the sun rises till it sets, while others take it a little easier.

Rough coast - A great place to look for sea trout
The forret - A classical Danish coast where the forest grows all the way down to the ocean
Old fishing houses - You will often find small boat houses or sheds close to the shore
In the water - We often fish together. Being with good friends is an important part of these trips
I never grow tired of these impressions
Martin Joergensen

No matter the fishing success

- or lack of same - I wouldn't want to miss these trips for anything. They give us all a welcome break in the everyday humdrum and offers a chance to be with very good friends, fish, tie and talk fishing all day with fellow nerds.

Strange Christmas - A fly that I have had great success with: The Strange Christmas Tree. It didn\'t give anything this day.
The classic - A Danish Pastry/Frede/Magnus hybrid is a good bet for Danish sea trout
Bushy Pastry fly - The Danish Pastry fly in a large and bushy version.
Martin Joergensen

I mostly set up

a small photo studio and take a lot of fly pictures, and more than once I have produced articles for the Global FlyFisher during these trips, and even though I personally don't produce dozens of flies on the trips, but others tie lots of flies that are fished during the week.

We go twice a year

, plan the next trip as we end the current and have rented houses in almost all corners of the country so we have varied coastal stretches to fish.

A lot of tuying going on - There\'s people tying flies every day
Taking pictures - I spend a lot of time with a camera in my hands on these trips
Makeshift photo studio - A quick setup in a window
It\'s not all fishing - We also spend time tying flies and taking pictures of same
Tying - A lot of the evenings are spent tying flies.
Tying flies, photographing flies
Martin Joergensen
A lot of fishing - Some of the guys are in the water almost around the clock
Descending to the beach - Access to the coast is good in many places
Henning Eskol - Hilca Kalbrener
The office chair - I have to fish sitting down and a camping chair placed like this isn\'t the worst place to spend a few hours
Wheelchair and spin - Being in a wheelchair forces me to reach for the spinning rod more often than I used to
Not impossible - It\'s not the best place to fish from, but certainly better than not fishing!
Sitting down
Henning Eskol - Martin Joergensen
Autumn migration - The fish aren\'t the only animals that migrate in the autumn. These geese are on their way south.
The spring forest - The spring trips are timed with the blooming of the flowers and trees
Divus the dog - For as long as I have had him, Divus the fishing dog has been with me on these trips
Looking forward to the next trip in September
Martin Joergensen


Martin, Another G...


Another GREAT article of yours. The pictures of you fishing from the shore got me.

Salutations for fighting back the MS.

Matthias from Southern California (once mentioned on your podcast)

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Ed, Come on over!...


Come on over! I'm sure you would both enjoy it.


My wife just got all...

My wife just got all excited, thinking they were pictures of Maine, her home. Now she wants to visit Denmark!

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Lars-Olof, He sur...


He sure is! A great pal to take fishing and most other places. He even has his own article her on the Global FlyFisher.


Take good care with ...

Take good care with Divus, look like a godsend gift to a flyfisherman.


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