This is a article written by Visit Rømø & Tønder.

Your guide to angling on Rømø and in Tønder and surroundings.

If you are planning a holiday with angling, or if you need more knowledge on how to get off with the fishing pole in southwest Jutland then read here.

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Angling in Southern Jutland

Rømø & Tønder offers many unique and beautiful fishing spots, both for the big and small catches. In fact, Tønder Municipality is the municipality with the most fishing water coast.

The best known places to fish in the area are:


Vidå, formed at the confluence of Arnå and Hvirlå near Emmerske approx. 3 km east of Tønder town and runs out through the entire marsh area to the Waddensea

Wells Å

Brøns å starts at Hedebovej, and runs from the land into the sea where the fishing water stops at the filling pit.

Put & Take lakes

Around the Rømø & Tønder area there are several put & take lakes. These lakes are private and do not require a fishing license, but you must pay access to fish in the lakes. put & take lakes trout are often caught.

Rømø Fishing lake

On Rømø you can catch fish in the fishing lake at Juvre. The lake is elongated and has plenty of space to cast a line.
In the background you can see a military tower, as the fishing lake is located on the other side of a large military training area.

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Fishing license / Fishing license

In Denmark it is compulsory to buy fishing license if you want to fish in Danish waters. In the various streams and creeks you will also need to buy a fishing license from the local fishing associations.

Fishing license:

Angling license costs:

  • 50, - for day pass.
  • 140, - for weekly passes.
  • 195, - for annual card.

Persons under the age of 18 and old-age pensioners must not have an angling license to fish.

Fishing license:

Fishing license is mandatory if you want to fish in river courses where there is a fishing association affiliated.
A fishing license varies in price according to which fishing association / river race you want to fish at.

What species can you catch.

In Denmark, 38 species of freshwater fish are registered, which are "wild species". In salt water, 220 species have been registered, but only half spawn in Danish waters. In Danish waters, you must fish with a fishing license and in many places a fishing license from the relevant fishing association is also required.

Oyster picking

In many ways you can not call it fishing, as you actually pick the oysters directly from the water surface with your own hands.
Oyster picking can be done in many places in the Wadden Sea, but the most famous places to pick oysters are from the northeast and southeast coast of Rømø. Here you have to walk 500-1500 meters out into the Wadden Sea National Park to reach the so-called oyster banks.

It is free to collect oysters as no sign or card is required.

Oyster picking off the northeast coast of Rømø.

On some of the oyster banks there is such a large growth of oysters that you actually get to go on top of the oysters to pick.

Book a guided oyster tour.

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