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Pools and beats on the River Skjern

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the River Skjern

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.

Activities for the whole family

River Skjern offers excellent salmon fishing. At the same time, the whole family can have great experiences on trips in nature and in the towns along River Skjern. Explore the many offers and activities below.

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Experiences at the upper part of River Skjern. Get tips and ideas for trips and experiences in the area here:

Upper River Skjern


There are good opportunities for nature and cultural experiences if you bring the family or just want a break from your fishing. The city of Herning is only a short distance away with shopping, grocery stores, museums, cafés and restaurants. Where to stay? There is a variety of possibilities in the area.

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More information and inspiration for activities in the lower River Skjern area:

Lower River Skjern


There are many nature and cultural experiences if you bring the family or just want a break from your fishing. Admire the results of the restoration of the River Skjern valley. The birdlife in the watery landscape is unique. There are short distances to the windswept beaches of the North Sea, to Ringkøbing Fjord, and the towns of Ringkøbing and Hvide Sande with activities for the whole family.


There is a wide selection of eateries and accommodations, especially along the West Coast.

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