Skjern Å (Skjern stream)

Your salmon adventure starts here

Skjern Å (Skjern stream)

Skjern Å (River Skjern)

The area around River Skjern offers unique outdoor experiences and invites you to exciting activities. At River Skjern, anglers have the unique possibility for catching the famous "River Skjern Salmon”, which have been in the area since last ice age 10.000 years ago.

River Skjern is a breathtaking area, with scenic surroundings and a lot of local stories to dive into.

The season opens on April 16th and closes in October.

River Skjern - The salmon miracle in Western Jutland

Photo: Nick Holst

Record year

The year 2018 was a record year at River Skjern. Never before, in the history of the river, have as many salmon been caught.
In total, 1,748 salmon were registered. The average weight was 10 lb (4,9 kilo).


Photo: Riverfisher

Visit the website and get tips and advice for angling in River Skjern. You will also find links to fishing rules and purchase of fishing licenses. Read recommendations for fishing gear etc.  

The House of the Salmon

Close to River Skjern, you will find this fisherman's information and knowledge centre. They are happy to help both Danish and foreign anglers start their fishing adventure in the River Skjern. Here you can buy fishing licenses, arrange guiding and get information about accommodation.

Book your fishing guide

The River Skjern is varied and challenging for salmon anglers. So if you are visiting for the first time, hiring a guide can be worthwhile. The guide has great knowledge and can point out hot spots where salmon rest.

Other angling waters in Herning and Ikast-Brande

Photo: Nils Svalebøg