The House of the Salmon - Angling information and knowledge centre at River Skjern

Pools and beats on the River Skjern

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the River Skjern

Ringkøbing-Skjern Kulturcenter

We provide experiences for and for everyone. We offer everything from Fitness, handball, football, bowling, darts, concerts, lectures to rooms where you can hold your event.


Ranunkelvej 1,
6900 Skjern

97 35 45 00
www.rskulturcenter.dk
Overnatning

Skjern BnB

OVERNAT I FANTASTISK NATUR VED SKJERN Å MED LAKSE FISKERI OG UDSIGT TIL VANDET FRA ALLE VÆRELSER


Priser per dag per person Kr. 400,-/ 55 EUR excl. morgenmad Priser per dag 2 personer i dobbelt værelse Kr. 700,-/ 95 EUR excl. morgenmad Rabat 10% ved booking over 5 dage Alle priser er inklusiv opredning og håndklæder, kaffe og te Mulig tilkøb : Morgenmad per person kr. 200,- / 30 EUR Heste kr. 50 per dag excl. hø


Ånumvej 159
DK-6900 Skjern

Valerie Holeman, Manager
T: +45 24450589
E: valerie@skjernbnb.dk

Kirsten Dalgaard Ostersen
T: +45 22999909
E: kirsten@skjernbnb.dk
skjernbnb.dk
Udvalg af fritidstøj og fiskegrej

Outdoor.nu

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

96 81 20 30
info@outdoornu.dk
outdoornu.dk
Groceries

Dag'li Brugsen i Borris


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
Skarrildhus website

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.

ANGLING INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

THE HOUSE OF THE SALMON

Situated a couple of fly casts from the River Skjern, this fisherman's information and knowledge centre aims at servicing both Danish and foreign anglers.

Here you can buy fishing licenses, arrange guiding, and get information about accommodation.

The House of the Salmon will be happy to help you get started with fishing in River Skjern. The employees are salmon anglers themselves and are eager to help and share their knowledge about fishing spots, tackle, and up to date info about the river and the fishing.

There is a casting pond right outside the door for you to try demo rods from different retailers. All rods are all set up with reels, lines, and leaders that are suited perfectly to the local fishing. In the cozy and relaxed atmosphere of the house you can have a cup of coffee and enjoy a break reading angling magazines and books.

Or get inspired by following, on the big screen on the wall, takes and fights, all filmed by keen anglers.

The House of the Salmon advises visiting anglers to

  • Read and follow current rules and recommendations. 
  • Use proper equipment and be prepared to fight big and strong fish. The average size salmon weighs 6 kilos (13lb). Remember that ‘average’ means that some are much bigger! In order to be able to play the fish hard and fast (if you want to release it) the line diameter should not be less than 0.30 mm.
  • A big landing net is a huge advantage. Preferably a knotless one with rubber mesh which minimizes damage to the protective mucous on the salmon’s skin.
  • Once the fish is safe in the net – you have time to remove the hook and take a picture. Keep in mind, however, that the fish should be in the water when you unhook it – and, preferably, also when your friend take a photo of you releasing it.
  • Are you one of the lucky ones who catch a big salmon, then do enjoy the moment and share the experience with your friends and fellow anglers.
  • At the House of the Salmon, we will be happy to see your catch and to celebrate it with you – we offer a cup of coffee as a help to you to get your nerves under control while you share your great experience with us.

FISHING GUIDES

The River Skjern is varied and so are the challenges facing the visiting salmon angler.

The upper stretches are very different compared to the lower section of the river and tackle and tactics must be adapted accordingly. If you are visiting this area for the first time, hiring a guide can be extremely worthwhile. Our experienced and skilled guides offer their expertise to individuals as well as to groups. These excellent guides work hard to ensure that you receive the best advice enabling you to have the best possible chance of landing a fish. They share skills and knowledge and provide step-by-step onsite instruction.

When you hire a guide through the House of the Salmon you are assured that the guide:
• Has great local knowledge.
• Knows the different beats very well and can point out the hot spots where salmon rest.
• Has expertise in fishing with fly or spinner.

Prices:

The price is 50 euro per hour.

Most guides expect a minimum of 3 hours.

But call and tell us your wishes and we will help you as best we can.

The House of the Salmon Opening hours from April 16th to October 15th

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

10.00 - 16.00

Wednesday

10.00 - 16.00

Thursday

10.00 - 16.00

Friday

10.00 - 16.00

Saturday

10.00 - 13.00

Sunday

10.00 - 13.00
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