Presentation of the Riverfisher project

The Riverfisher project aims at strengthening the angling opportunities in the rivers in Jutland and to attract more anglers to the rivers.

The vision is that more municipalities will join, as more of the salmon and sea trout rivers of Jutland become part of Riverfisher. In this way we can stand together to strengthen Jutland as a very attractive fishing destination.

The promotion of the unique angling opportunities in the rivers includes telling interesting stories about the great work to restore the rivers that is being done by volunteer anglers and the local municipalities. Many important aims have been achieved already. As a result, the rivers have become a growth engine able to create attractive rural areas and activities in the small communities and cities along the rivers. The local economy benefits from anglers spending money on tackle, groceries, hotels, restaurants, fishing guides etc. Furthermore, as the fishing improves more anglers become members of the local angling associations.

In this way, Riverfisher benefits everyone.

Presentation of the Riverfisher project

The Riverfisher project aims at strengthening the angling opportunities in the rivers in Jutland and to attract more anglers to the rivers.

The vision is that more municipalities will join, as more of the salmon and sea trout rivers of Jutland become part of Riverfisher. In this way we can stand together to strengthen Jutland as a very attractive fishing destination.

The promotion of the unique angling opportunities in the rivers includes telling interesting stories about the great work to restore the rivers that is being done by volunteer anglers and the local municipalities. Many important aims have been achieved already. As a result, the rivers have become a growth engine able to create attractive rural areas and activities in the small communities and cities along the rivers. The local economy benefits from anglers spending money on tackle, groceries, hotels, restaurants, fishing guides etc. Furthermore, as the fishing improves more anglers become members of the local angling associations.

In this way, Riverfisher benefits everyone.

The Riverfisher project is based
on the following beliefs...

  • Fishing in the rivers is not determined by municipal boundaries - it's essential to pull together as a team. Cooperation across the rivers will strengthen the fishing and enhance opportunities for anglers in the future.
  • Riverfisher will help maintain and develop rivers in good physical shape and with healthy fish stocks as this is the foundation for a sustainable salmon and sea trout fishery.
  • The angling in the rivers of Jutland has a special quality and can be compared to some of the best angling destinations in the world.
  • Creating the right concept that combines care for the environment and river resto-ration with marketing as well as economic development and job creation will be a strong business case.
     

The Riverfisher project
was launched in 2016

by the municipalities of Herning and Ringkøbing-Skjern. The main focus has initially been on the River Skjern (Skjern Å, in Danish) and River Karup (Karup Å).

In 2017, the municipality of Viborg joined the project.

The Riverfisher project
was launched in 2016

by the municipalities of Herning and Ringkøbing-Skjern. The main focus has initially been on the River Skjern (Skjern Å, in Danish) and River Karup (Karup Å).

In 2017, the municipality of Viborg joined the project.

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