Published Sep 20. 2006 - 15 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

New to Denmark, ready to fish


I have recently been assigned to work in Copenhagen for one year. I found this website prior to my arrival and now that I am settled I would like to enjoy some fall fishing. I have read most of the information provided about local fishing and as I understand, sea trout are my best prospect. I have several salt and freshwater rods and reels and I am a fairly accomplished fly angler in both salt and freshwater.

Can someone please suggest a location where I can fish (i don't mind traveling a bit)? I would also like some information on where to obtain my permit.

Thanks in advance.


fishing permit...

Swoosh: Fishing permit can be purchased in tackle shops, Post office etc. Season ticket for sea costs 125 DKK.

Stephen Wade's picture



If you go any where in the salt at the moment you should connect with something. I am located in Jutland DK but if you want to fish Fyn maybe we could meet up.
Contact me.

DistantStreams's picture



Here's the correct prices for the standard Danish licence.

Day licence DKK 30.00
Week licence DKK 90.00
1-year licence DKK 125.00

You can buy any of the licences on line at:

Hope it helps.

Thank you all for your...

Thank you all for your replies. I would like to fish this weekend Steve. I have not yet investigated the weather or the tdes. Can you fish Sunday in Fyn? I will contact you.

Stephen Wade's picture



I'm working on Sunday but i am fishing on fyn on monday. Contact me by email.


Sarunas_St's picture

Hello friends,...

Hello friends,
I need some help from Danish members.
We (me and one friend) are going to spend some time in Denmark. We are going to work and/or study there. Situation in Lithuania is not the best for non qualified people and because of that we decided to emigrate for some time.
I would like to ask about fishing gear. I will pick my 6/7wt Catapult for seatrout fishing and what rods do I need more? Double handers/light single handers? Also about the flies. I think i need mudlers/buggers/freds/sand eels and what more? :)
Thank you for information.

P.S. If there is someone who knows a work for 2 persons or could help with employment information please contact with me :)

Atli's picture

Hi Sarunas,...

Hi Sarunas,

No doubt your 6/7 weight Catapult, combined with a floating WF or shooting head, will cover most of your needs in Denmark. But there is (a bit) more to Denmark than coastal fishing; there are a few streams (most of them in Jutland) that hold sea-trout, salmon, brown trout and/or grayling and there are lakes that hold pike, perch and more. And if you find yourself in Sealand, South-Swedish waters are also within reach.

This said; I would definitely bring a light single hander, for the occasional small stream fishing, and consider bringing a double hander for salmon and a heavy single hander for pike (I am just fine without the latter two myself...).

Sea-trout on the coast is usually not all that picky, so you are more or less covered with the flies you mention; make sure to have some scrimp and gammarus immitations, high riding dark muddlers for summer nights and some pink stuff for cold winter days.


Sarunas_St's picture

Hei Atli,...

Hei Atli,
Thanks for reply!
I have the greatest catapult setup that I discovered. Vision cheap shooting head + thin running line + stripping basket! Tested in Sweden- will be great in Denmark ;)
I guess I will bring 4wt single hander and two DH rods #6 and #8 with scandi/skagit setup for salmons.
By the way I can not found almost any information about license prices in Denmark. I know only that sea fishing license cost 120DKK. Any information about rivers when salmon season starts?
I think I also bring a lot of tying material with me. This is for that case if I don't find any work soon :) So no problem with flies!
Maybe someone know is there any fishing tackle shop in Aarhus?
Thanks again! :idea:

Martin Joergensen's picture



Check out for licenses. It doesn't have all lakes and rivers, but many.



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