Fishing trips in Thy National Park

The landscape of Thy holds great opportunities for fishing. There are both large and small lakes. Some places have free fishing, and others require a day pass. Moreover, there is a long stretch of coast with piers and open beaches that provide good fishing.

However, wherever you fish in the national park, it must be on nature's terms. Therefore, it is important that anglers consider the rules for access and fishing in the individual areas.

Lakes in Thy National Park

Nors Lake contains a somewhat unique botany. But also some very interesting stocks of fish. The lake includes whitefish which thrives in the clean, clear water. With a little luck, you can catch whitefish as well as pike and perch. Waders are necessary, and all sailing is prohibited. You can buy a fishing licence from the tourist offices.

Vandet Lake resembles Nors Lake in terms of water quality and botany. The lake has fine stocks of perch, pike, whitefish and non-predatory fish. Waders are necessary. You can buy a fishing licence from the tourist offices.

Førby Lake has pike and perch. You can rent a rowing boat and buy a day pass from the landowner.

Flade Lake used to be part of Krik Vig inlet and is only separated from the North Sea by a thin range of dunes. The lake is a shallow, brackish lake, and was previously used for commercial fishing for zander. The zander is still there, and in such large numbers that theoretically there is too little prey for them in the lake.

Nors Lake is behind the southernmost part of Tved Plantation near the north bank of Nors Lake. The deepest part of the lake is at the north end. Here is a wheelchair-accessible fishing platform with tables and benches. There is also a camp-fire site south of the lake. You can catch pike, perch and non-predatory fish such as tench and bream. The lake has free fishing, but all fish caught should be released again.

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.



Fresh fish

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.