Fishing Copenhagen

Fishing trips in Copenhagen

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

Nick ViazzoNick Viazzo and Carrie

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