An angling holiday in Northern Jutland encompasses all types of fishing. Seas, fjords, lakes, rivers, salt and fresh-water are all within reach, and the sum of Danish fish species are only a cast away.
You’ll find that there is sea fishing to be had in the company of like-minded souls along the length of both the east and west coasts where fishing cutters transport expectant anglers out to sea almost daily. North Sea cod fishing is amongst the best to be had anywhere in the world.
The most famous fishing ground is probably The Yellow Reef, which can be reached from Hanstholm and Hirtshals. Coastal and jetty fishing has a charm of its own. There are good chances of catching cod, sea trout, mackerel and flatfish all the way up the west coast of Jutland, as there are in the fjords, inlets and creeks of East Jutland.
Sea trout and garfish are plentiful in the Limfjord fjord, and the beautiful lakes of Northern Jutland are some of the best places to catch sea trout in Denmark. They also have plentiful stocks of brown trout, and thus it comes as no surprise that the lakes of Northern Jutland are the fishing ground of preference for many Danish and international anglers.
There are a number of put & take lakes in Northern Jutland with entertaining and attractive fishing as well as top-notch facilities, clean water and healthy fish. The whole family can enjoy a day out here, and fishing the lakes represents a challenge that even the most finicky angler can't turn down.
North Jutland is at its most beautiful when seen from the water, and water, whether it be fjord or sea, is never far away. Northern Jutland has many harbours. A quick look at the sea chart is sufficient to show that there is always a harbour close by, and that they are to be found in all shapes and sizes.
There are small idyllic harbours each with their own distinctive atmosphere. You don’t need to have your own boat to experience Northern Jutland from the sea. Whether you are interested in a trip lasting for a couple of hours or a week-long voyage there are plenty of options. You can go on a trip in an old-fashioned steam ship or motor launch, or you can spend a few hours on a 100 year-old sailing ship.
An average annual wind speed of 9m/s makes the western side of North Jutland the windiest place in Western Europe: the perfect conditions for windsurfers.
The coasts of Northern Jutland are so varied and changing that everyone can find a spot suited to their temperament and abilities. There’s room both for surf freaks looking for somewhere they can romp with other surfers, and the family looking for a calm bay where they won’t be disturbed.
You don’t have to enjoy the water from above of course, the seas surrounding Northern Jutland can be accessed from below. Diving, or diving instruction, is another way of getting to grips with the wet stuff.
Canoe – Kayak
Canoeing is very popular in Northern Jutland. You will often find groups of people taking trips with one, two or three canoes laden with picnic baskets and rugs – ready for an enjoyable day out.
A week or a couple of days in a canoe cleanses the soul. Calm water with a gentle current down the river and tacking across the lakes. You’ll get closer to nature and you’ll experience it with all your senses. Kayaks aren't only for rivers and lakes, the brave can also paddle in fjords and coastal waters. A kayak balancing on the cusp of a wave is an elegant sight, and the versatility of the kayak ensures its popularity.