Remember your fishing rods when going on holiday at the Top of Denmark, since the sea around us and the watercourses and lakes further inland offer a wealth of good fishing for both beginners and more experienced anglers. A fishing trip is a great activity for the whole family.

A fishing trip has both nerve-racking moments and periods of total relaxation. It’s this combination that makes angling such a great reliever of stress and a super holiday activity.

You get lots of fresh air, the sun’s rays on your cheeks and the wind in your hair. You have time to enjoy the scenery, and your hunting instinct is stimulated. And there’ll always be a few good stories to tell at the dinner table.

The dinner table is the second part of the joy of fishing. Having got lucky on your fishing trip, spent time cooking up something special in the kitchen and anticipating your family or friends tasting the delicious fish dish, the holiday will be a sure-fire success. If you have children with you on a fishing trip, we recommend put & take and natural lakes.

You can happily let your children fish here and the chances of a catch are good. Fishing from a breakwater is also good for kids, but remember to give them a life jacket to wear – the water is deep and the stones can be slippery.

Information for the angler

In Denmark anglers can fish freely from the coast and from harbour breakwaters, although everyone between 18 and 65 years of age must have a statutory fishing licence. This can be obtained at fisketegn.dk; prices are DKK 185 for a year, DKK 130 for a week and DKK 40 for a day.

If you wish to fish in freshwater sources such as lakes and streams, you’ll need permission from the local landowner,in addition to the fishing licence. In many areas fishing rights are managed by local angling associations which sell day passes to their fishing waters. Enquire at the tourist office as to where you’re allowed to fish and where you can purchase a pass. Fishing in put & take lakes does not require a fishing licence;you just need to pay admission to the fishing park.

A wonderful day by the lake and river

The water of the river flows lazily past. The flies swirl low above the water surface. A little away, a brown trout breaks the surface and nibbles a fly - your fly - and the fight begins. The top of Denmark contains a number of streams with good trout fishing - also sea trout. However, fishing is not free, it requires a fishing license from the local sport fishing association. The same goes for the natural lakes. Ask at the Tourist Office! Easier accessible are the many Put & Take fishing lakes, where there is often a very fine fishing.

Dig your own sandworm

It is easiest to dig its own sandworms at the shallow areas of the east coast. All you need is a garden handle or a treadmill - and to check dmi.dk for when the next low tide occurs. Choose a shallow place with a sandy bottom. If the seabed is completely or partially dry at low tide, it is easiest to dig with grips. The sandworm's holes are easily found because there is a small tuft of "sand sausages" above the hole. If there is a little deeper water - to the knee or in the middle of the thigh - you can stomp the sandworms. You will need a board of approx. 1 meter with a string at one end. The board is stepped down over the sandworm mats, after which you stamp with your foot and string four or five times on the seabed. It causes the sandworms to escape up from their holes, where you then snatch them with a small net or a kitchen strainer. See more on Youtube. Search for Sandorm. The best places to dig or pump sandworms are south of Strandby Harbor, north of Frederikshavn Harbor, and south of Voerså Harbor. On the west coast it is difficult to dig sandworms, but both here and on the east coast you can often buy them in the fishing tackle shops.

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