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Coastal fishing on Jutland’s east coast

Photo: Mark Wengler

The Coastal Land offers many beautiful fishing spots in varied terrain. Whether you prefer the area’s fjords, the coastline out to the Kattegat or one of the area’s islands, the opportunities for fishing are first class.

Horsens Fjord is a perfect choice for a good catch

The beautiful Horsens Fjord has a winding coastline that changes direction in many places. Therefore, many areas are hotspots with particularly good opportunities for fishing. The islands of Alrø and Hjarnø can also be found in the fjord, where you can easily choose a fishing spot based on wind, weather and current direction.

It is permitted to fish on most of the coast by Horsens Fjord, but in some places there are small protected belts.

Man baiting a hook on a fishing trip
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Man fishing in the sea at sunset
Photo: Nicolai Perjesi

Tips for good fishing spots in Horsens Fjord

Boller Breakwater: On the south side of the fjord you can go out to Boller Breakwater, which is located near Boller Forest at Boller Castle. Boller Breakwater is the closest you can get for fishing to the inner fjord in Horsens and a good fishing place with ragworm. However, please note that fishing is only allowed on the right side of the breakwater

Borre Knob: On the south side of the fjord is Borre Knob, which is a long narrow peninsula that goes a good distance into the fjord. You can fish from both sides of the Knob, but the tip is especially attractive for anglers, as it is located in the narrow channel between Borre Knob and Hjarnø with a large concentration of fish.

Tip: The west side of Borre Knob is a hotspot for lugworms. Here you have good opportunities to dig your own live bait. In general, however, the chances of catching in the fjord are best with a fly and spinner.

Another good place to fish on the south side of the fjord is by the beach north of Sejet not far from Boller Forest

Brakør Forest:

On the north side of Horsens Fjord there are several excellent fishing spots. In Strandparken by the old public baths, there are good chances of a bite on the hook in the spring.

And further east by the forests at Stensballe it is easy to find a peaceful spot. Brakør Forest is a popular spot, just as the Troensø peninsula is a perfect fishing spot that also has a stunning view of the fjord and islands

Do not fish from the beaches at Langelinie and Husodde Beach, which are popular swimming spots

Alrø: The southern tip of the island, Egehoved, is an excellent place to fish. Wade to the west to the mussel reef and fish to the north. East of the dam to the mainland there is also good fishing in the shallow water. Especially at high tide

Horsens Harbour: Fishing is allowed in Horsens Harbour from the north side of the inner harbour and east to Horsens Marina.

 

Buoys on the jetty at Horsens Marina

Angling at Horsens Harbour

Photo: Hanne Nielsen

Cast your line in the blue water of the Kattegat

Both the Odder coast and Juelsminde peninsula’s coastline are characterised by shallow water, which is a pure paradise for sea trout fishing. At Saksild Bay, As Vig and Sandbjerg Vig, there are many great options for the perfect spot for your next fishing trip

 

Fishing spots out to the Kattegat

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Inshore fishing at As Hoved
Photo: Mads Pedersen

Inshore fishing at As Hoved

As Hoved is one of the most popular and adventurous sites in Eastern Jutland. Fishing can occasionally be so good, that you miscalculate the long walk, as the site is only accessible on foot or by bic...

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Inshore fishing at Bjørnsknude
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Inshore fishing at Bjørnsknude

You will find Bjørnsknude only 5 minutes in car from the center of Juelsminde. Here, we speak of a breathtaking reef, with a long history in an angler perspective. The waters from Vejle and Horsens fj...

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Inshore fishing at Sandbjerg Vig Bay
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Inshore fishing at Sandbjerg Vig Bay

The bay by the black summerhouses in Sandbjerg Vig is a small spot, which is visited a lot by local anglers. The spot stretches from the little forest creek in the corner of the cove to the new marina...

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Inshore fishing at Dyngby Hage

Fish species: Sea trout and garfish during the season, flounder and cod.

Parking: The entire area is a summer house area where parking, unfortunately, is not allowed. It is, however, possible to park r...

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Inshore Fishing at Gyllingnæs
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Inshore Fishing at Gyllingnæs

Fish Species: Sea trout and garfish during the season; grey mullet summer und autumn; eel and flounder when the wind is in the east.

Parking
: The beach at Lerdrup (shallow) on the west side of the head...

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Inshore fishing at Horskær

Fish Species: Sea trout and garfish during the season; grey mullet summer and autumn.

Parking
: On the verge immediately before the gravel road - distance to the water is 200 to 300 metres.

Tips:
Fish to...

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Inshore fishing in Hou
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Inshore fishing in Hou

Hou Harbour

Fish species: Sea trout, flatfish, mackerel and garfish during the season. 

Parking: Harbour area. Excellent facilities: toilet, kiosk, etc.

Tips: Sea trout throughout the entire area. ...

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Inshore fishing at Hølken Beach

Fish Species: Sea trout and garfish during the season, and flounder.

Parking:
Large grassy area. Day-camping allowed.

Tips:
Sea trout-fishing just off the grassy area and right to the camp site.
Flounder...

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Inshore fishing at Kysing
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Inshore fishing at Kysing

The beach at Kysing

Fish species: Sea trout and garfish during the season; flouder, cod, with a good chance of eel.

Parking: Large excellent car park with tables, benches and toilet facilities.

Tips: Sea...

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Inshore fishing at Palsgaard Beach
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Inshore fishing at Palsgaard Beach

Fruens Badehus at Palsgaard Strand is a site, which takes a bit of legwork, before fishing. The stretch here consists of a very deep “bathtub” close to the shore. This gives the optimum conditions for...

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Inshore fishing at Saksild Bay

The bay of Saksild

Fish Species:
Dab and flounder; with a good chance of sea trout and garfish during the season.

Tips: Very popular bathing beach with many visitors.
Every year, there are catches of tur...

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Inshore fishing at Sondrup Beach

Fish species: Sea trout, steelhead, and garfish during the season.
Parking: Large car park.
Tips: Fish to the right of the steps, excellent site in winter and early spring.
Important: The use of waders i...

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Inshore fishing at Storstranden
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Inshore fishing at Storstranden

Storstranden during summer is known for its fine beaches. But during autumn, winter and spring, the area from Juelsminde Marina and out to the pump house is really good fishing water for especially se...

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Angling from the islands of the Kattegat

Both Endelave and Tunø have good conditions for fishing and fine spots on all sides of the islands. The crossing takes an hour but then you have the peaceful coastline almost to yourself, and good chances of catching flounder, sea trout, mackerel, garfish and more. At Endelave, it is also popular to catch prawns, and the little ones can try to catching crabs at the island’s harbour. Both islands have great experience value, so a fishing trip can be combined with a mini-break

Good spots on Endelave: Kloben (the westernmost point), Øverste Ende (the northernmost point), Lynger Hage (the southernmost point) and Kongsvang (the easternmost point) are all good landmarks for choosing a location

Good spots on Tunø: The western and eastern tips of the island (Stenkalven and Tunø Røn) make it possible to get out into the water and fish. Below the beautiful, high slopes on the north and south side (Nørreklint and Sønderklint) there is also good fishing in the shallow water. Fishing in the spring is particularly good here

Worth knowing about coastal fishing

The Danish Fisheries Agency administers the national fishing licence. On their website, you can buy fishing licences, which give access to fishing throughout the country. You can choose to buy a fishing licence for a day, a week or a whole year.

No. Fishing is free on Danish coasts. As always, you must have your national fishing licence when fishing in Denmark, but you do not have to go to your local fishing association to buy an association fishing licence.

On an island, you are relatively independent of wind and weather conditions. It is easy to move to another spot on the island where there is shelter, if the wind were to change. Islands in fjords often mean that the fairways are narrow which, in turn, means that there is often a high concentration of fish in one particular area.

Piers are unique places to fish because there is a good chance of a catch. The large rocks attract small fish which, in turn, attract the larger predatory fish.
At the same time, the pier is a great way to get to deep water without pulling on your waders.

As with pier fishing, when fishing from a dock you have the opportunity to get to deep water without pulling on your waders.
In general, harbour fishing does not require much in terms of equipment - everyone can join in. A fishing rod, a leader and bait are all you need.
In the narrow, inner Horsens Harbour area, fish may have difficulty finding their way out, once they have entered. There are, therefore, good chances of a catch here.

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