You must have a fishing licence and often an association fishing licence to fish in Denmark. But what exactly is the difference?
A fishing licence is mandatory and gives access to fishing throughout Denmark. You can buy the national fishing licence, which gives access to fishing for a day, a week or a whole year on the Danish Fisheries Agency's website.
A fishing license is required, whether you are fishing in the sea, on the coast or in streams. And regardless of whether you are fishing or catching crabs or shellfish. Everyone aged 18-65 must have a fishing licence.
Furthermore, there are local fishing associations, each offering fishing waters in Denmark. Often you need to buy an association fishing licence from the local fishing association that gives access to fishing in a particular area. In return, the fisheries association cares for and maintains the waters.
At fiskekort.dk you can find information about fishing waters and buy fishing licences.