Mand står ved Boller Mole i Horsens Fjord og fisker

Fishing in the fjord and the sea near Horsens

The Horsens area offers plenty of coastline, suited for coastal fishing. Both the northern and the southern coastlines of Horsens Fjord have many good spots for fishing and there are also several accessible islands in the fjord. 

Horsens Fjord is the perfect place for a good catch

The beautiful Horsens Fjord has a twisty coastline that changes direction in many places. This means that many coastal areas are hotspots with particularly good chances of a catch. The fjord is also home to the islands of Alrø and Hjarnø, where you can easily pick a fishing spot based on both wind and weather conditions as well as the direction of the current.

You are permitted to fish along most of the Horsens Fjord coast, apart from a couple of small protected coastal areas.

Mand fisker ved kysten på Endelave

These are the best fishing places along the coast


Boller Pier

On the south coast of the fjord you can go to Boller Pier which is located near Boller Forest at Boller Castle. Boller Pier is the closest you, as a fisherman, get to the inner fjord of Horsens and is a good fishing place if you use bristle worms for bait. However, please note that fishing is only permitted from the right side of the pier.

Piers are unique places to fish because there is a good chance of a catch. The large rocks attract small fish which, in turn, attract the larger predatory fish.
At the same time, the pier is a great way to get to deep water without pulling on your waders.

Horsens Harbour

In the port of Horsens, you are permitted to fish from the northern side of the inner harbour and eastwards at Horsens Marina

As with pier fishing, when fishing from a dock you have the opportunity to get to deep water without pulling on your waders.
In general, harbour fishing does not require much in terms of equipment - everyone can join in. A fishing rod, a leader and bait are all you need.
In the narrow, inner Horsens Harbour area, fish may have difficulty finding their way out, once they have entered. There are, therefore, good chances of a catch here.

Bådebro med bøjer ved Horsens Marina

Fishing in Horsens Harbour

Alrø and Hjarnø 

In Horsens Fjord, you find the two islands Alrø and Hjarnø lying side by side. As these two islands take up most of the width of the fjord, there is a narrow fairway into Horsens and, for this reason, there is also a high concentration of fish.

At this entrance the point of Alrø is a popular hotspot. However, tread carefully as there is a deep channel just off the coastline. In spring, by the embankment, you may be lucky to catch sea trout and needlefish. That time of year, you may also spot porpoises which are most often spotted on the western side of Alrø.

On an island, you are relatively independent of wind and weather conditions. It is easy to move to another spot on the island where there is shelter, if the wind were to change. Islands in fjords often mean that the fairways are narrow which, in turn, means that there is often a high concentration of fish in one particular area.

Brakør Forest

On the northern side of Horsens Fjord there are several excellent fishing spots. In Strandparken at the old public baths, there are good odds of a catch during spring.

And further east by the woods at Stensballe, finding a quiet spot is easy. Brakør Forest is a popular spot, just like the peninsula Troensø is an obvious fishing spot which also provides excellent views of the fjord and the islands. 

Do not fish from the beaches Langelinie and Husodde Strand, which are both popular spots for bathing.

Borre Knob

Borre Knob is located on the southern side of the fjord and is a long, narrow peninsula that extends well into the fjord. You can fish from both sides of Borre Knob, but the tip is especially attractive to anglers as it is located in the narrow fairway between Borre Knob and Hjarnø with a large concentration of fish.

Tip: The western side of Borre Knob is a hotspot for sandworms. This means that you can dig for your own live bait. However, generally, the chances of catching something in the fjord are greater when using flies and lures.

Another good place to fish is found on the southern side of the fjord at the beach north of Sejet, not far from Boller Forest. 

Endelave – fishing in Kattegat

If you prefer fishing in the open sea, the coastline of Endelave is a good bet.

The ferry ride to Endelave takes an hour, but then you also stand a good chance of catching flounders, mackerel, sea trout and much more. Catching shrimp is also a popular island pastime and the youngest family members can try their hand at catching crabs in the island port. Endelave offers significant experiences, so going to the island on a fishing trip may be advantageously combined with a short break.

Good to know about coastal fishing

Yes, there are several conservation zones where fishing is not allowed. The rule is that fish moving from streams to the sea must be able to do so freely. Therefore, conservation zones of 500 metres have been introduced around all outlets.

Some conservation zones apply year-round, while others are six-month conservation zones from 16/09 - 15/03. You can get an overview of the conservation zones by consulting the maps of the Danish Fisheries Agency.

If you would like to see if you are in a conservation zone, we recommend that you download the app Havø Here, you can see your own location on GPS on a digital map showing all Danish conservation zones.

Is the fish on your hook too small for you to take it home? Through this conservation calculator you can check whether the fish should be returned to may be kept.
You can also view calendars for minimum measurements on the website of the Danish Fisheries Agency.

Effektlageret has all fishing tackle imaginable. Visit their shop at Høegh Guldbergsgade in Horsens or their web shop.

The national fishing license is administered by the Danish Fisheries Agency. On their website, you can buy the fishing licence which permits you to fish throughout the country. You can choose to buy a fishing licence for a day, a week or a whole year.

Do you know when you are allowed to catch the various fish? This calendar gives you an overview of when you have optimum conditions for catching the different species of fish.

Do you prefer other types of fishing?

Familie på fire står ved Gudenåen og fisker

Fishing in streams