New rules for fishing in the rivers in
tells that the fishing will start 1. of
April in 2005 for the rivers from Varde
aa and south. The season in river Skjern
aa start may 15. As again means that
there will be only four month of fishing
the fishingclub of Varde, electro fished
the river. They stopped when they have
found 120 salmon. (As were an easy job)
They have the luck to catch a salmon at
110 cm, estimated weight 18-20 kg. The
fish was put out again because it wasn't
ready to spawn. It could be a salmon
from the Baltic sea, but lets hope that
it is one who belongs to river Varde aa.
The old record, is a fish as weighted
19,5 kg and it was caught more than 65
15/11/04 Belly boat club Denmark
celebrated 1 year birthday at the lake
see the pictures here.
The salmon of river Varde aa is saved.
government has decided that river Varde
aa has to be laid back in the original
riverbed as it was many years ago. The
waterpower plant Karlsgaardevaerket as
are laying in the middle of the river
and as stop the salmon and seatrout from
going up and spawn in the small creeks
will be shut down. This is the best news
since river Skjern aa and we are very
happy. simply the best Christmas gift
for the nature and the fishermen as are
fishing this river.
in Denmark now, the rivers in southwest
Jutland are closed for fishing until
next spring. It has been a good season,
its many years ago, where so many large
fish has been caught as this year. We
can see now, that it has helped, what we
use the right fish for reproduction. In
river Sneum, where has been more salmon
than the last 50 years, but it will be
even better. The two fishing farms as
are laying in the rivers of Sneum
and Holsted, has been shut down this
year, the barriers will be removed, as
mean that the fish will be able to cover
a much larger amount of water. but this
is not the only part, river Sneum as
looks like a channel the last 5
kilometres, will be laid back in the old
bending on a 4 km stretch. I'll bring
some pictures when they start to dig.
1/10/04 Large seatrouts.
remain, and then the fishing is done in
the rivers for this year. We have had a
lot of rain, as mean high water level in
the rivers. For the small river Sneum
aa, it means that the fishing farm in
the village of Endrup, once again has
flooded and a lot of rainbow trout's has
run out. Some fishermen has been taken
about twenty fish per day, a good thing,
because these rainbow's don't belongs to
our natural waters. Many of the fish is
about 3-5 pounds, unfortunally, those
fish as remain in the river, they will
eat the eggs from the mating fish, it's
no good, because it destroy our sea
trout- and salmon fishing.
Kongeaa, some big sea trout's has been
taken the last few days. Fish about
Frank Jensen took this 7 kg 80
cm seatrout a few days ago in
the middle of the night
Wednesday15/9/04 Autumn in
It is autumn
in Denmark, its stormy raining weather,
very rainy... The water continues to
rise in the rivers, and it is coloured
as cocoa, nearly impossible to get
anything on a fly, we are waiting on a
few days of dry weather, so that the
water can clear up. Then the fishing
will be very good, most of the fish are
coloured, but there is still nice fish
to get. River Varde aa continues to
deliver a lot of salmon, we are talking
about 150 salmon caught this year but
also seatrouts are to be caught.
12/9/04 Lots of fish in southwest
has shown a lot of good fish, the last
few days, there has been caught
seatrouts up to 5,5 kg in river Kongeaa.
In river Varde aa, there is a lot of
salmon caught at the moment, the last
three weeks, there has been caught about
30 salmon, fish up to 6 kg.
Skjern aa, as have been better than ever
before, has shown a very good fishing
this year, now there is only two days
left before the season ends. Some people
up there has caught up to 8-9 salmon.
Very good season.
Huge sea trout from
river Varde aa.
A local fisherman Erik
Joergensen, Varde has caught a sea trout
at 11,5 kg 96 cm. in Varde aa.
20/8/04 River Varde aa starts to
The rain as
we have had the last few days has been
very good for the river. The water level
has raised about one meter and there is
a lot of fresh fish in the river right
now. Yesterday, five fish was caught,
both salmon, seatrouts and steelheads.
One of the fish yesterday was a salmon
at 80 cm 4,4 kg. So, now it looks like
we are on the good side of the hot
summer weather and hopefully can have a
good autumn with a lot of good fishing.
10/8/04 Hot summer.
become very warm here in Denmark at the
moment. This means that the river
is a little bit down right now.
drops, and the temperature of the water,
continues to rise. So now its time to
seek to the sea, there is mullets on the
harbour in Esbjerg and some of them are
big. They can be caught on small
lightgreen flies and bread.
15/7/04 Green winter, high water
and lots of fish.
Danes seeking south right now, They are
looking for summer and sun, They cannot
be fishermen. Anyway, those as are back
home and do the fishing, they have some
luck. All the rivers in the area gives
fish at the moment, listen here: river
Varde aa: 6,15 kg 89 cm, and 5 kg
82 cm, one person took a 6 kg female
salmon lightly coloured, as he puts
back. River Skjern aa, delivered a 7 kg
salmon yesterday. River Kongeaaen
deliver nice seatrouts. Last night a
fish at about 3 kg.
This one is
3,8 kg 69 cm. I took it on a 2" Tippet
grub- tube in the middle of the night.
3/07/04 Record salmon from river
A few days ago a salmon at 12,7
kg was caught in Varde aa. The fish took
a classic Speyfly.
Seatrouts enter river Varde aa.
The seatrouts has
start to enter the river. The last few days
there has been caught several seatrouts. Today
the largest, was a fish at 5 kg.
We have had a lot of rain the last few
This means what the
rivers raise, and the fish is coming in from the
sea. The last week, about 5 salmon has been
caught. Up to 9,5 kg. The seatrouts are on their
way and a few days ago, a fish at 4,3 kg was
caught in river Varde aa. In our small streams,
there is a lot of insects, mayflies, sedgeflies
and so on. The dryflyfishing is easy and the
fish goes to the flies. Tuesday I took a
greyling at 35 cm and lost three others. They
were all taken on a beetleimitation #12
River Varde aa fish again.
Today a salmon at 6,5 kg was
caught. A small summer-salmon was taken Monday. So it
looks like the rain we just have had, had bring new fish
up in the streams.
Friday, a salmon at 6 kg
was caught in River Sneum aa.
kg 86 cm. Sneum aa.
Thursday project maneger Preben Kaeseler and I has been
on tour together with two German journalists from the
magazine "Rute & rollen". They were up here to see
something about the danish seatrout fishing in the
We started thursday by
visiting destination Viborg as just have been
Fishingdenmark-certified due to the high standard as
they can offer fishing-tourists as want some qualified
help about fishing, sleeping/staying- possibilities,
guide service and so on.
Afterwards we vent to
Hessellund soe camping, where we have to stay
|Thursday 10/6/04 River
Varde is not only fish!
Per Nonbo as have the luck to
catch the salmon at 84 cm yesterday morning, was lucky once
again. Yesterday evening, he took one more, this time a fish at
75 cm, He puts it back due to the politic in our fishing club,
as says, take only one fish so that more people are able to
bring home a fish before the quota at 130 salmon in used. Well
|Monday 31/5/04 Salmons in
river Varde aa.
Today, there has been caught two salmons. A short fat one at 4,7
kg with lots of sea lice. And a fish at 5,5 kg 84 cm.
|Friday 28/5/04 8 kg salmon
from river Varde aa.
Joergen Bohnensack with his 8 kg salmon
|Thursday 27/5/04 Seatrouts
in river Varde aa.
The last few days, seatrouts at 3,5-4,5 kg has been caught.
Yesterday a salmon at 4,5 kg 76 cm was caught.
|Monday 24/5/04 River Varde
was caught yesterday. All about 6-6,5 kg
|Friday 21/5/04 River
seatrout at 6,2 kg 76 cm was caught yesterday. A few days ago a
salmon at 4,4 kg was caught.
Still more mayfly hatch is going on, its a good time for the dry
|Monday 17/5/04 River Varde
aa fish again.
salmon at 7,5 kg 91 cm has just been caught in Varde aa.
I had the pleassure to day to see
a stork in Konge aa.
|Saturday 15/5/04 Large
seatrout from river Holsted aa.
Today Otto Lygum Petersen caught
a seatrout at 10,0 kg 91 cm in Holsted aa. Yesterday Hans Henrik
Hansen caught a seatrout at 4,6 kg 73 cm in Sneum aa.
with his 10 kg seatrout
Henrik Hansen with his 4,6 kg seatrout
|Friday 14/5/04 May fly
hatch in Kongeaa. The large mayfly Ephemera
Danica has start to hatch today.
Seatrouts from Varde aa & Kongeaa.
This week a 5,6 kg 77cm
seatrout has been caught in River Varde Å.
In River Kongeaaen, there has been caught 4 seatrouts between 3 &
|Wednesday 5/5/04 Salmon
from River Sneum aa.
Today a salmon at about 6 kg was
caught in Sneum Å. More news later.
|Tuesday 4/5/04 More salmon
This afternoon a salmon at 7,3 kg, 94 cm was
caught in Varde aa. Another fisherman was lucky in Kongeaa,
catching a 5,0 kg, 78 cm salmon.
For the dry fly fisherman. This
afternoon there were small sedges hatching in Varde Å. Blue dun
& black in colour and in size 16. I recognized a few mayflies in
size 14 and blue dun in colour. Properly Large dark olives.
River Varde aa hits again.
Yesterday a salmon at 11,5 kg was caught. Now 16 salmon has been
caught this spring, most of them at sizes about 7-10 kg.
11,5 kg salmon caught by Erling Hansen 3/5/04