Fishing Copenhagen

Fishing tales from Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark

Sylvester Saxild Jørgensen from the fishing crew Copenhagen Specimenfishing has sent me this fishing report from a visit to his local park lake in Copenhagen. 

– A couple of weeks ago I had an awesome session at a local park lake in Copenhagen. The summer holiday had just started and I was eager to go fishing for carp. I decided to go to a beautiful park lake that I have fished several times the last couple of years. The lake holds quite a large stock of smaller carp – both mirror, common and even koi carp.  Continue reading

A perfect tench from Kastellet with an estimated weight of 2.5 kg

Thomas Lüdecke Jørgensen experienced 30 action-packed minutes when he fished Kastellet in Copenhagen recently and netted an impressive triple. Thomas reports:

– The day I caught the fish was the first evening with high-pressure since the heat wave started so I just had to go out. I started fishing for some small roaches with my pole rod before I moved on to deeper water to fish for pike. I chose to fish with small 10 cm roaches so that I might also run into other species than pike. After only a few minutes the first pike was landed. Continue reading

Kastellet fishing

After fishing primarily for seatrout from I was 14 till 30 my fishing has become more varied in recent years. The main reason is that I´ve discovered the fun fishing possibilities close to me in Copenhagen – especially the splendid pike fishing below the ramparts at Kastellet and the cod fishing in the harbor.  Continue reading

Flowers zealand

This morning I fished one of my favorite reefs for seatrout on West Zealand. An enjoyable reunion after I haven´t fished the spot for ages. Pretty rough wind and a warning of an incoming thunderstorm meant that I only had 3 hours of fishing before the weather would become too hostile.  Continue reading

Some months ago Nick from New York wrote that he was coming to Copenhagen and asked me if I wanted to go fishing with him and his girlfriend Carrie.

So we met up in Nordhavn an afternoon in the middle of April to see if we could catch a decent cod or two.

The weather was (almost too) perfect with lots of sun and no wind. Perfect weather for humans, but not always perfect weather for fishing. The fishing was also quite slow and all we managed to catch was a small cod for Nick. We might have been more lucky if we had moved more and tried more spots but sometimes you get caught in conversation and the fishing comes in the background.

The biggest surprise of the evening was when a small seal showed up just 10 meters from our spot. It moved around the bassin and I couldn´t tell if it was hunting or if it was just disoriented.

Afterwards I learned from a biologist that it was a “Common Seal” (spættet sæl) which we have a huge population of in Denmark. Apparently lots of them live in the small island Saltholm which is quite close to Copenhagen. Anyway, I sure hope the little fella made it safely out of the harbor again.

Seal in Copenhagen harbour

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I have been wanting to try trolling for salmon for some time, and this Monday it finally happened when I went out with Jan Svenstrup and his boat from Ystad. I didn´t get a monster salmon but I caught one decent fish and had the most perfect spring weather with no wind and sun all day.

In this video you can get an impression of the gear and fishing and see me getting schooled by Captain Svenstrup.

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