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Angling in North Jutland

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An angling holiday in North Jutland offers you almost all types of fishing. Here you will find sea, fjords, streams and lakes - we have saltwater and freshwater areas, so you will find most Danish fish species within reach.

Sea Fishing

The opportunities for fishing experiences on the sea are found all along the coast of North Jutland. Almost daily you will find boats leaving the harbour in the early morning hours, and returning hours later with the catch of the day. 

The North Sea has some of the best cod fishing. "The yellow reef"  is the most popular one and can be reached from Hanstholm and Hirtshals from i.a. M/S Mølboen, M/S Albatros and Star Ocean. Several providers arrange tours to the reef and you can i.a. experience the great sea-fishing adventure with Atlantic cod, Atlantic wolffish, flatfish, Atlantic mackerel, saithe and much more. Take a look at the many sea fishing possibilities in North Jutland.

Coast and pier angling

Along the west coast, you will find plenty of opportunities to catch Atlantic cod, sea trout, Atlantic mackerel and flatfish. The East Jutland fjords, bays and coves are good fishing spots as well. If you want to catch sea trout in spring or garfish in the early summer, then take a look at fjord fishing in the Limfjord and Mariager Fjord. See the many possibilities for coast, fjord and pier fishing in North Jutland.

Angling at the Limfjord

The Limfjord is one of the best places in Denmark to catch sea trout and offers easy access to the sea and all its riches. You can find lots of practical information on angling in the Limfjord here.

Angling in Mariager Fjord - Seatrout Mariagerfjord

Sea trout is one of the most popular fish among Anglers, and Mariager Fjord is known as some of the best trout fishing waters in Denmark. The trout in Mariager Fjord is not just well fed, but close to obesity. The trout has a unique combination of red, brown and golden...

Fishing in streams and lakes

The beautiful streams in North Jutland offer some of the best sea trout in Denmark which makes them the chosen angling spot for many local and foreign fishermen. Fishing in streams in North Jutland.

Lake fishing is a varied experience with Northern pike, European perch, zander, brown trout and predatory fish. Especially the lakes Glenstrup Sø and Flade Sø can be highlighted for this experience. Take a look at further possible lakes that are good to fish in.

Put & take lakes

In North Jutland, you will find lots of Put & Take lakes with entertaining angling. Here are great facilities, clean waters and healthy fish. The entire family can have fun while fishing in the lakes and it can be challenging for even the most experienced fishermen. Put & take lakes in North Jutland

Thy is a quality marked region in North Jutland, under the Fishing Denmark organisation. Within this, you will find i.a. quality marked overnight stays, tourist offices and tour operators. More and more camping places in North Jutland get quality approved for being especially suitable for fishermen. Here you will find cleaning places, freeze opportunities for the fish and much more.

Here you can find more inspiration for your fishing trip.

Where to catch mackerel?

In North Jutland, the best season to catch mackerel is from mid-July to mid-September, and the best locations are around Hanstholm, Skagen, Hirtshals, Frederikshavn and Sæby. Find more information about fishing spots in the fishing guide.

Where to catch garfish in North Jutland?

Garfish can be caught pretty much anywhere, but there are a few spots better than others. In North Jutland, it is best to catch them around the western part of the Limfjord by Aggersund and Risgårdebredning. You can already start fishing for garfish in April as the peak season is in May. More information can be found in the fishing guide.