Fishing Copenhagen

Fishing tales from Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark

100 kg porbeagle found outside a fishing shop in Copenhagen.

This week my father gave me a real treat – an old school Danish fishing book from 1953 entitled What all anglers should know (Hvad enhver lystfisker bør vide) by Ludvig Svendsen. To turn the pages in this book feels like travelling in time. It was written in a period where Danish seas were full of tuna and anglers could catch cod an eel in monstrous numbers. So much has changed since then.

The pictures in the book is breathtaking and it is so cool to look at the clothes and gear that were used back then. This is simply too good not to share so I´ve photographed pictures of the 20 best photos in the book and will pass them on here. (Not sure if the copyright police will come after me for this but the book is more than 60 years old so I figured it will be ok).

Here you can see the fantastic photos from the book with my translations. Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

Fight of tuna from september 1948. Weird to consider that the Danish seas were full of these fish so recent.

Fight of tuna from september 1948. Weird to think of that the Danish seas were full of these fish so recent.

 

Jumping tuna from Øresund.

Jumping tuna from Øresund.

 

Denmark tuna fishing 4

Trolling for tuna in Denmark.

 

1100 tunas that are to be auctioned in Skagen in Jutland.

1100 tunas that are to be auctioned in Skagen in Jutland.

 

Trout fishing in a Danish stream.

Trout fishing in a Danish stream.

 

Heading back for the hut with a good salmon.

Heading back for the hut with a good salmon.

 

Fishing in Københavns Havn

Fishing in Københavns Havn.

 

Seatrout fishing.

Seatrout fishing.

 

"Dap" fishing in a Danish lake.

“Dap” fishing in a Danish lake.

 

Ice fishing for cod and polack.

Ice fishing for cod and polack.

 

Catching eels from a hole in the ice.

Catching eels from a hole in the ice.

 

Catching eel on a summer day.

Catching eel on a summer day.

 

Polack fishing with light rod in Øresund.

Polack fishing with light rod in Øresund.

 

Catching pike with a bamboo stick.

Catching pike with a bamboo stick.

 

Seatrout fishing 2

Watching and learning.

 

Legendary Danish salmon stream Sønder Felding.

Legendary Danish salmon stream Sønder Felding.

 

Quiet fishing for roach.

Quiet fishing for roach.

 

Spin fishing by the shore.

Spin fishing by the shore.

 

Weighing a perch.

Weighing a perch.

 

 

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