Recreational fisheries

Many people enjoy recreational fishing - especially angling - as sport or just to relax. Approximately 300,000 people engage in recreational fishing activities in Denmark. As a foreigner, you are very welcome to angle in Denmark. In order to do so, you have to buy a fishing licence.

Angling includes only the use of light hand tackle. According to national regulations, everyone aged 18 - 65 years, who partakes in angling, must have a fishing licence. There are, however, some put-and-take lakes where you do not need the state licence. Please ask on location. Please note that if you should catch any fish, you are not allowed to sell them.