POOLS AND BEATS ON THE RIVER KARUP

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THE RIVER KARUP

Lower River Karup

Vridsted Bridge

The Vridsted Bridge crosses River Karup at an old crossing right outside the town of Vridsted. Nice parking. There is a shelter and a grocery store close by.

This is the ‘frontier’ between The Middle and the Lower River Karup

Hagebro

The Hagebro Bridge crosses River Karup just next to the famous Hagebro Kro inn. There is a fine parking here. As well as the inn you’ll find accommodation, hot dog/barbecue stand and a gas station.

The Middle River Karup

Sønder-Resen Bridge

The Sønder-Resen Bridge crosses River Karup midway between the town of Sønder-Resen and the town of Fårbæk. There is a fine parking here.

Welcome to
River Karup

Europe’s largest sea trout are caught here


 

Welcome to
River Karup

Europe’s largest sea trout are caught here


 

Top 10 Fish 2017

River Karup is famous for its specimen sea trout

River Karup is famous for its specimen sea trout. However, for the first time in several years the magic limit of 10 kilos (22lb) was not exceeded in 2017.

Nevertheless, as the top 10-list below clearly illustrates, the average size of the specimen fish is still impressive in this river even in a year when the really massive ones didn’t show up.

Of course the really big fish may have been present in 2017, it’s just that anglers didn’t actually catch them!

Top 10 Fish 2017:
9.75 kilos (22 lb) Michael V. Knudsen, Esbjerg.
9.70 kilos (21 lb) Peter Bjerregaard, Nørresundby.
8.75 kilos (19 lb) Andre Madsen, Aulum.
8.70 kilos (19 lb) Ole Asmussen, Sønderborg.
8.70 kilos (19 lb) Anonymous.
8.60 kilos (19 lb) Peter Mejlhede, Silkeborg.
8.50 kilos (19 lb) Brian Hovmand, Taastrup.
8.50 kilos (19 lb) Benny Larsen, Herning.
8.40 kilos (19 lb) Hans-Rudolph Lenler-Eriksen, Karup.
8.20 kilos (18 lb) Poul Lauridsen, Holstebro.

Top 10 Fish 2017

River Karup is famous for its specimen sea trout

River Karup is famous for its specimen sea trout. However, for the first time in several years the magic limit of 10 kilos (22lb) was not exceeded in 2017.

Nevertheless, as the top 10-list below clearly illustrates, the average size of the specimen fish is still impressive in this river even in a year when the really massive ones didn’t show up.

Of course the really big fish may have been present in 2017, it’s just that anglers didn’t actually catch them!

Top 10 Fish 2017:
9.75 kilos (22 lb) Michael V. Knudsen, Esbjerg.
9.70 kilos (21 lb) Peter Bjerregaard, Nørresundby.
8.75 kilos (19 lb) Andre Madsen, Aulum.
8.70 kilos (19 lb) Ole Asmussen, Sønderborg.
8.70 kilos (19 lb) Anonymous.
8.60 kilos (19 lb) Peter Mejlhede, Silkeborg.
8.50 kilos (19 lb) Brian Hovmand, Taastrup.
8.50 kilos (19 lb) Benny Larsen, Herning.
8.40 kilos (19 lb) Hans-Rudolph Lenler-Eriksen, Karup.
8.20 kilos (18 lb) Poul Lauridsen, Holstebro.

Getting started

Fishing regulations

Fishing season in River Karup: March 1st until October 31th.

Read more about fishing regulations and how to get started as an angler in River Karup – Here:

Getting started

Fishing regulations

Fishing season in River Karup: March 1st until October 31th.

Read more about fishing regulations and how to get started as an angler in River Karup – Here:

Try this!

A sudden change in speed often induces a fish to strike the fly or lure.

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sea trout weighing over 5 kilos (11lb) were taken in the river in


2017

As a sea trout fishery, River Karup is second to none in Europe.

The Riverfisher

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Local anglers share their fishing trips to the scenic River Karup.

11.2

kg seatrout caught by Lars Uhre Bruun.


The biggest seatrout of the season.

It was a truly gigantic seatrout, caught by Lars Uhre Bruun on the 24th. of March. The fish was caught on a lure, someway upstream the river. This colossal fish, measuring in at a staggering 97.5 cm proofs, that it is not only during summertime that River Karup delivers some of Europe’s biggest seatrout.   

 

Sea trout fishing in all its diversity

Variation is what characterizes the angling for sea trout in the River Karup. Though the sea trout can be fished for during daytime, most fishing, both by fly and spinning, is done in the evening and morning.

The flyfisher uses large surface fished tube flies to attract the sea trout. The spinfisher’s lure or wobbler offers both sound and visual effects that can be irresistible to sea trout. Fishing with worm is usually practiced in a coloured river. In high water, the bait fisherman can present the worm deep and slow. It is not unusual for some of the season’s top 10 fish to be caught on worm in the middle of the day. What really sets the fishing for sea trout apart is fly fishing at night with wake flies. Those semi-buoyant flies are fished with a lifelike wobble across the surface causing a big wake so attractive to this species.

 Night fishing for sea trout can be great sport. The angler moves silently along the river in the darkness, nothing other than the sounds of nature disturbs the silence other than the swish of the fly line in the air, and then, occasionally, a loud splash of a fish jumping right next to you.

In the early morning hours, when the ‘night owl’ sea trout fly-fishermen head home after a night’s concentrated effort, they’ll often meet the ‘early risers’; as the quiet early morning hours are the favored time of day for many anglers. Mornings are a time of peace when you see how the day slowly gets brighter, how the midnight blue turns to lighter blue and the sun finally rises. Sea trout migrate under the cover of darkness and early in the morning. Quite often you will witness how the river comes alive as a huge fish passes, and creates an impressive bulge in the water. But the pursuit of sea trout is not restricted to the twilight hours, it can continue during the day: with stealth and good presentation you can catch sea trout in even the brightest sunlight. Though catching a day time sea trout is considered very challenging, anglers practicing their fishing at these times have demonstrated year after year that the fishing can be most rewarding.

Sea trout fishing in all its diversity

Variation is what characterizes the angling for sea trout in the River Karup. Though the sea trout can be fished for during daytime, most fishing, both by fly and spinning, is done in the evening and morning.

The flyfisher uses large surface fished tube flies to attract the sea trout. The spinfisher’s lure or wobbler offers both sound and visual effects that can be irresistible to sea trout. Fishing with worm is usually practiced in a coloured river. In high water, the bait fisherman can present the worm deep and slow. It is not unusual for some of the season’s top 10 fish to be caught on worm in the middle of the day. What really sets the fishing for sea trout apart is fly fishing at night with wake flies. Those semi-buoyant flies are fished with a lifelike wobble across the surface causing a big wake so attractive to this species.

 Night fishing for sea trout can be great sport. The angler moves silently along the river in the darkness, nothing other than the sounds of nature disturbs the silence other than the swish of the fly line in the air, and then, occasionally, a loud splash of a fish jumping right next to you.

In the early morning hours, when the ‘night owl’ sea trout fly-fishermen head home after a night’s concentrated effort, they’ll often meet the ‘early risers’; as the quiet early morning hours are the favored time of day for many anglers. Mornings are a time of peace when you see how the day slowly gets brighter, how the midnight blue turns to lighter blue and the sun finally rises. Sea trout migrate under the cover of darkness and early in the morning. Quite often you will witness how the river comes alive as a huge fish passes, and creates an impressive bulge in the water. But the pursuit of sea trout is not restricted to the twilight hours, it can continue during the day: with stealth and good presentation you can catch sea trout in even the brightest sunlight. Though catching a day time sea trout is considered very challenging, anglers practicing their fishing at these times have demonstrated year after year that the fishing can be most rewarding.

Gallery

The River Karup valley is a beautiful place to take photos.

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at the river

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at the river

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