River Skjern fishing - All you need to know about fishing in River Skjern

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Ranunkelvej 1,
6900 Skjern

97 35 45 00
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Ånumvej 159
DK-6900 Skjern

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Outdoornu.dk has a large selection of leisure clothes, fishing tackle and everything for outdoor life. Fishing license for Skjern Å for sale. Well-known brands such as Fjällräven, Pinewood, Salomon, Merrell, Shimano, Zpey, Scierra, Savage Gear etc.


Storegade 12
6880 Tarm

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Borgergade 13,
6900 Skjern

+4597366013
05047@coop.dk
Fishing Stay

Skarrildhus

We offer a unique setting for your angling holiday at Skjern Å. If you want a holiday that is in good harmony with nature, wildlife and at the same time wants to live comfortably, Skarrildhus is the place for you. The scenic, protected surroundings right down to Skjern A help to make Skarrildhus one of the country's most beautiful resorts. Just outside the door we have our own fishing water with a stretch of approx. 5 km by Skjern Å, where you can fish for salmon, brown trout and stallion.


Sønder Ommevej 4
6933 Kibæk

97196233
skarrildhus@sinatur.dk
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Stauning whisky


Stauningvej 38,
6900 Skjern

20861676 / 28770600
www.stauningwhisky.dk
River Skjern is long and there is a big difference between the top and bottom of the river.

River Skjern zone 2

River Skjern grows bigger after the junction with River Karstoft. It is from 6 up to 12 meters wide. The landscape is still hilly and the small forests are replaced by open fields. The river wriggle like an eel, and the flow is quick. Short fly rods, 11-13 feet, fit well here.

River Skjern is long and there is a big difference between the top and bottom of the river.

River Skjern zone 1

This is the upper part of River Skjern. The stretch begins at Arnborg at a place called “The Confusion”. It ends where River Karstoft joins the River Skjern – between Skarrild and Sdr. Felding. The river meanders through a landscape alternating between moorland and forest. The river is quite narrow, no more than 4-8 meters wide. The current is fast and solid soil structures (hardpan) on the bottom create varied currents. Short fly rods and short shooting heads fit perfectly here. The fishing pressure is moderate leaving plenty of room for exploring large areas. Even with stormy weather from the west, it is possible to find places with shelter up here thanks to the hilly landscape and the winding path of the river.

River Skjern is long and there is a big difference between the top and bottom of the river.

River Skjern zone 3

Just before the town of Borris, River Vorgod, a major tributary, meets River Skjern. Downstream of the junction, the river grows to a width of 10-20 meters. The stretch upstream from the road bridge at Borriskrog contains some of the deepest parts of the entire river. Here heavy sink fly lines are required during the spring fishing. Downstream the bridge, the landscape changes character. The hilly landscape is replaced by a more flat and open one. Here there is little shelter when the west wind blows. The windy conditions and the size of the river call for fly rods from 12 to 14 feet in length.

River Skjern is long and there is a big difference between the top and bottom of the river.

River Skjern zone 4

Three kilometers downstream of Albæk Bridge, River Omme meets River Skjern. The additional water from this major tributary makes River Skjern grow to a width of 20-30 meters. Here, even a 14-foot long fly rod suddenly looks small. Many salmon are caught in this lower part of the river, and the stretch attracts many anglers. On the map above you can see the fishing spots mentioned in the descriptions of the individual zones. Use the River Skjern map to get an overview of all the pools and fishing spots in River Skjern.

Welcome to River Skjern

First class salmon fishing

Welcome to River Skjern

First class salmon fishing

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Rules and recommendations

Fishing season in River Skjern: From April 16th to October 15th. Read more about fishing rules and how to get started fishing in River Skjern Here:

 

Get started

Rules and recommendations

Fishing season in River Skjern: From April 16th to October 15th. Read more about fishing rules and how to get started fishing in River Skjern Here:

 

Good advice

Fishing in River Skjern is not easy. As a new angler on the river you may need a little help and some good advice. Therefore, do visit the House of the Salmon, whose employees are experienced salmon fishermen. They will be happy to advice you and tell you about the fishing, the pools and beats on the river. They will also help you buy fishing licenses and arrange accommodation.

SALMON FEVER

This is how the Danish painter, writer and salmon angler Svend Saabye described the passion of salmon fishing in his book "Fisherman’s Life" in 1957.

Angling can be described as a state of mindfulness and immersion that go hand in hand with a keen urge to feel the sudden pull when the line tightens as a salmon violently takes the lure.

This is what urges salmon anglers each spring from near and far to go to the River Skjern when the season opens on April 16th. The opening day stands out as one of the year’s biggest events for many anglers. A day filled with joy and expectation. For the lucky ones, who actually hook up with a true River Skjern springer, salmon fever is guaranteed. During the fight, your knees and hands are shaking and if the fish is successfully landed, both angler and spectators are happy, just like children! The first weeks of the season can be hectic with lots of anglers on the river. But, as soon as the quota for large salmon expires, many anglers have a break. From this moment on, you will meet fewer people at the river, and if you arrive early, in the first rays of light, you can often fish rested waters. For the remainder of the season, more and more salmon run the river and the chance to encounter a salmon newly from the sea is good until the season closes in October.


Fishing with fly and lure

Most salmon are taken on a fly in the River Skjern and when the water is coloured a sinking line is the first choice. The flies are as different as anglers but salmon flies in burned orange and yellow are most commonly used. Angling with lures is popular too. The heavy condom spinner is favored by many as it fishes deep in the water which can be very effective.

Regulations

Anglers on the River Skjern support fishing regulations and obey the law as they understand that the regulations are in place to manage fisheries now and for the future. The current regulations are based on the best scientific advice available. Please, acquaint yourself with quotas, size limits, tackle and bait restrictions, and seasonal closures.

SALMON FEVER

This is how the Danish painter, writer and salmon angler Svend Saabye described the passion of salmon fishing in his book "Fisherman’s Life" in 1957.

Angling can be described as a state of mindfulness and immersion that go hand in hand with a keen urge to feel the sudden pull when the line tightens as a salmon violently takes the lure.

This is what urges salmon anglers each spring from near and far to go to the River Skjern when the season opens on April 16th. The opening day stands out as one of the year’s biggest events for many anglers. A day filled with joy and expectation. For the lucky ones, who actually hook up with a true River Skjern springer, salmon fever is guaranteed. During the fight, your knees and hands are shaking and if the fish is successfully landed, both angler and spectators are happy, just like children! The first weeks of the season can be hectic with lots of anglers on the river. But, as soon as the quota for large salmon expires, many anglers have a break. From this moment on, you will meet fewer people at the river, and if you arrive early, in the first rays of light, you can often fish rested waters. For the remainder of the season, more and more salmon run the river and the chance to encounter a salmon newly from the sea is good until the season closes in October.


Fishing with fly and lure

Most salmon are taken on a fly in the River Skjern and when the water is coloured a sinking line is the first choice. The flies are as different as anglers but salmon flies in burned orange and yellow are most commonly used. Angling with lures is popular too. The heavy condom spinner is favored by many as it fishes deep in the water which can be very effective.

Regulations

Anglers on the River Skjern support fishing regulations and obey the law as they understand that the regulations are in place to manage fisheries now and for the future. The current regulations are based on the best scientific advice available. Please, acquaint yourself with quotas, size limits, tackle and bait restrictions, and seasonal closures.

Largest Salmon 2018

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In 2018, the largest salmon measured 122 centimetres and was caught by Mirko Magrewitz. Only nine days later, Jan Pilgaard caught the second largest salmon of the season. A 119 centimetres long giant.

Both fish were released without being weighed and, unfortunately, there are no pictures of these two big specimens.

Posing on the picture is Kenny Frost, head of the House of the Salmon, with a ’slightly smaller’ salmon. It was caught on August 14th and measured 114 centimetres.

Gallery

The River Skjern is a beautiful place to take photos.

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