Whether or not you are allowed to fish in a lake, depends on who owns the bed areas along the lake. In privately-owned lakes, a permit from the individual owner of the bed is required.
The Municipalities of Herning and Ikast-Brande own several lakebed areas and have set rules for free fishing in the area.
The Municipality of Herning has published a fishing brochure, where you can find information and rules about fishing in their free fishing spots.
In order to fish in Danish water areas, you have to purchase a state fishing licence. You can buy the fishing licence online at fisketegn.dk. Everyone between 18 and 65 years must buy this mandatory fishing licence in order to fish, even if you want to fish in the Municipality’s free areas.
Awesome salmon waters
The River Skjern has many branches, it also has the highest water levels of any stream in Denmark, and is internationally renowned for its impressive salmon waters all year round. Visit the House of the Salmon by the River Skjern and get the best start to your salmon adventure.