Pier fishing and surfcasting
The piers in Hanstholm, Vorupør and Agger Tange provide access to deep water which, depending on time of the year, the wind and the current, allows anglers to catch salt-water fish such as coalfish and pollack. Sometimes there is a great number of herring, garfish and mackerel, providing exciting and rewarding fishing.
Fishing is also allowed along the coast. It is likely that there is an unfulfilled potential somewhere off the west coast of Thy. The areas around the piers are fished out for most of the year. Yet anglers are few and far between on the beaches.
At the west coast of Jutland, traditional commercial fishing, with boats launched into the water directly from the beach, now belongs to the past. However, it is still possible to see hobby fishermen catch crabs and sometimes large lobsters on the old landing areas.
You can buy fresh and smoked fish in the seaside towns. The fishmongers sell many different species from the sea off the coast of Thy: cod, haddock, catfish, lumpfish, pollack, plaice etc.