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Denmark consistently produces some of the biggest catches in the summer months and the relatively few coarse anglers that visit Denmark enjoy remarkable sport. We at Anglers World Holidays rate Denmark as one of the finest coarse fishing destinations in Europe. It suits the independent minded angler who is prepared to put some effort into fishing here. Lots of water but limited access in places. Pre baiting important (stewed wheat particle as opposed to groundbait). Put in the effort and the rewards are high.
Bream into double figures can be landed from the lakes at Skanderborg and Silkeborg once water temperatures rise in June.
Fishing is generally excellent from late May well into late September. In addition the roach fishing in October is exceptional.
Getting to Denmark - there are no sailings direct to Denmark. The best routes are via Holland with a seven to eight hour easy drive to most resorts. Ferries operate overnight with cabins and are excellent value. The overall journey time is slightly less than before (a shorter sailing and a longer drive) but it's worth it. Sail from Hull or Harwich (to Holland) on a daily basis.
Car parking - most car parks restrict parking (free and paid) to two hours. You MUST obtain a "clock" from the local tourism office and display the time you park, otherwise failure will result in parking fines.
Fishing - a state licence is required and permits are needed for each water. Expect to pay around £30 on a week, £50 for a year depending on how far you decide to travel and how many waters you fish. Silkeborg local fishing permit now covers stretches on the Guden from Koningsbro right through to Mosso,through Silkeborg and Ry a total of 64 kilometers,and together with aprox 50 different lakes,at 100kr per day,300kr per week or 500kr per year, this is now real good value! Before you had to have separate permits to fish different areas for example Ry district. The Silkeborg permit covers a big area. Separate permits are required for Bygholm (Horsens) lake and Skanderborg.
Fishing report July 2019
“Well they had a very cold spring so everything was very, very late spawning even now there is very small fry in the edge. This has had a bad effect on Skanderborg with only the odd large fish; you can sit all day for one or two bites. I think as the waters are very deep they just haven’t warmed up so quickly, but the waters in and around Silkeborg have fished extremely well. I have to go back a long way before I can remember catching so many bream there even in this extreme heat completely the opposite to Skanderborg.” – Keith Lidgett
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