Fishing Copenhagen

Fishing trips in Copenhagen

In recognition of the dubious quality of my fishing, I have bought my first “real” camera to raise my standards. I tested the camera on a morning trip to Kastellet on a Sunday summer morning.

(Specs: F3.2 / 1/2000 / ISO 2500.)
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When Chi and his son visited Copenhagen this week, they wanted a real Øresund fishing experience. They got what they came for. Three different species and 25 fish in total. Here is how it all went down.

Chi contacted me and asked for an exclusive private fishing trip with good chances of a great catch. Right now the water in the harbour is way too hot, to catch cod in the daytime, but the boat fishing out on Øresund is just epic. So I arranged that my friend, Skipper Jan, would bring the guys out for a combined cod and flatfish trip.

Chi asked that we didn´t go out when the waves were big, so we looked in the weather forecast, and found a time where there were not much wind.

Quiet start before it exploded

The day started at 10.00 from Fiskerihavnen, where the group met and sailed two kilometers North of Middelgrunden. The current was going North and it was pretty strong, so heavy gear was needed.

At first Jan struggled a bit to find the fish. But soon he found a small spot on 17 meters depth, where a large shoal of cod were ready for action.

After a bit of practice then the guys really learned how to trick and land these deep sea cod. Using 200-300 gram pilks they caught 10 cod up to 2.5 kilo in no time, and had a blast.

Kickass flounder fishing

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Over the last three weeks, the cod have moved to deeper territory where the water is a bit colder. We now catch them on 14-15 meters or more.

As readers of this blog will know, I enjoyed some pretty fantastic cod fishing in april and May on 7-8 meters depth. One of the spots that had fished great in the Spring was the reef just west of Middelgrundsfortet. But when I went to the same spot in mid June, the fishing was much slower, and the giant shoals of fish seemed to have moved.

My friend and I fished there for a few hours with only a few bites. One of the fish I caught, was a strange looking dark cod with a very characteristic nose. I also got a beautiful small pollack that was released. But apart from that no action.

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My boat fishing on Øresund the last month, has been the best cod fishing I´ve experienced. The sizes of the fish haven´t been spectacular, but so has the quantity of fish. I am totally new to small boat fishing, but here are my experiences so far, together with some video of, when I hit a shoal of hungry cod hard.

It is an hour before sunset. Attention is at it highest, as we drift over our favorite spot for the third time. My blue 60 gram pilk on a rig with two red squids, are dancing in the darkness 12 meter under the boat. I feel a small tap, and in the next second a hard hit. A 2 kg cod has went for the squid, and I start to haul in. Now it is my friend´s turn. He raises his bending rod. A cod has taken his pink pilk. Øresund delivers again.

Double hookups are not happening every day, but over the last month, I´ve tried it a good handful of times. Now, I am far from an experienced boat angler. In fact, I´ve only started doing this kind of fishing August last year. So if I can do it, then anyone can.

Boat and favorite spots

The boat I have been fishing from is my Fishing Crew “Fiskeduserne´s” 14 ft. Quiksilver boat with a 25` Mercury engine. I´ve had seven trips and all of them has been going out from Fiskerihavnen, and I´ve fished within a three kilometer distance from there.

I have found all my favorite spots by simply sailing out, shutting down the engine, and just drifting my way, until I ´ve had a bite. Often the fish will be standing alone, but sometimes I have run into a giant shoal, and had great fishing for hours after that. When I´ve hit more than one bite in a few minutes, I have mapped the spot, and drifted over it again, to pick more fish from the shoal. This have worked well.

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Emdrup sø is not the easiest lake to fish as it is quite shallow with lots of water plants in the top of the water column. Recently I gave it a go anyway on an afterwork trip. In the second cast a small aggressive perch went for my Savage Gear 3D roach. In the fourth cast a bigger fish went for it, and my rod was put to the test. Just have a look here…

The recordings when it was quickly on land, were not particularly good, so this is all you get. The pike was not bigger than 3 kg but it really put up a great fight on the semilight gear.