Angling in the Lakelands

The Danish Lakelands are famous for their angling. There are no fewer than nineteen different species to catch, for example zander, perch and trout.

The area also boasts ideal accommodation for anglers with outdoor facilities for fishing gear and tackle. Just ask at the tourist office where you can buy the obligatory fishing permits and fishing licences. 

Local fishing license
To be able to fish in the lakes from Mossø to Kongensbro (the Gudenaa), Knudsø included, it is neccesary that you have a fishing license to Silkeborg Fiskeriforening's fishing waters (new roules from 1st of January 2017) as well as the national fishing license, see below. 

Buy the fishing license online here:
Silkeborg Fiskeriforening
Skanderborg Lystfiskerforening (website only in Danish)  

Put & Take lakes
Want to be sure of a good catch? Then consider visiting a Put & Take lake. Put & Take lakes are often situated in scenic surroundings, so don’t miss this opportunity.

To be able to fish in the Put and Take lakes in the area, you only need to pay the hourly rate or daily rate that is indicated at the specific Put and Take lake.

The national fishing license

Fishing in Denmark requires a national fishing license for people from 18 to 65 years.

The prices for the national fishing license are:

A day: 40 kr.
A week: 130 kr.
A year: 185 kr.

Buy the fishing license online here.



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Local fishing license - buy it here

Here you can buy your local fishing license - point of sales
Here you can buy your local fishing license online 

The national fishing license - buy it here

Purchase the national fishing license before your holiday starts, online 

Did you know...

- that the Gudenåen has been elected one of the best European rivers for salmon fishing? 

Useful links for those needing more information about angling

- If you want to try coastal fishing, it takes only 45 minutes to drive to Odder on Jutland’s east coast. Read more about the sea angling possibilities at

- Sailing on the Gudenåen river and the lakes

- – the complete fishing holiday with boat, fishing tackle and accommodation

- Danish trout lakes