Skærbæk, Skærbækværket fiskeplads

10. Skærbæk, Skærbækværket (power station)

The fishing spot at the Skærbæk power station is small but good

Drejens Odde fiskeplads

09. Drejens Odde

Good spot to fish in spring

Good spot to fish in spring – long stretches on both sides of the point. There are often many fishermen on the reef, but there are fish elsewhere. Garfish in season.

Car park: There is a small car park at the end of Drejensvej.
GPS: 55.49735, 9.58387

Hotel Koldingfjord fiskeplads

08. Hotel Koldingfjord

Tidal flats fishing at Hotel Koldingfjord.

November-April. Tidal flats fishing. Shallow water quite far out into the fjord.

Car park: Small car park just before the Danish Museum of Nursing History
GPS: 55.49780, 9.55128

rebæk fiskeplads

07. Rebæk

Classic tidal flats fishing in Rebæk.

Classic tidal flats fishing for spring fish. You can fish from the area facing Agtrup Vig and in towards Kolding. NB: protected area.

Car park: At the end of the road (Stranden) in Rebæk.
GPS: 55.48588, 9.52296

agtrup vig fiskeplads

06. Agtrup Vig

One of the best places to fish in Kolding Fjord in the spring

Possibly one of Kolding Fjord's best spring fishing spots. From time to time there are many sea trout here. They swim into the cove which is soon warmer than the deeper water with strong currents further out in Lillebælt. Reliable tidal flats fishing. Garfish in season.

Løverodde fiskeplads

05. Løverodde

One of Lillebælt's best fishing spots – all year round.

In fact this is one of the Lillebælt area's best all-year fishing spots. Summer fishing is often good here. It is possible to fish at several water depths from the point. Garfish in season. Flatfish on sandy seabed. Sometimes coastal cod.

Stenderup hage fiskeplads

03. Stenderup Hage

Classic Lillebælt coastline

Classic Lillebælt coastline – with many fine spots to fish sea trout. As at several other deep water spots close to the shore in Lillebælt, currents running northwards are often best. Garfish in season. One of the better spots for catching coastal cod. Flatfish on sandy seabed.

Mosvig fiskeplads

02. Mosvig

Good, long fishing spot

A good fishing spot, several kilometres long. Fish for as long as you like. Fishing over small rocky reefs and large belts of seaweed. Garfish in season.

Car park: At the end of Fredskovvej.
GPS: 55.40892, 9.59665

3 multer

Other species

Shorthorn sculpin and eel

When fishing with seabed tackle, shorthorn sculpin, eel or viviparous eelpout will sometimes bite. Note that minimum lengths apply and that eel and viviparous eelpout are protected species. Put fish back carefully. Even though the shorthorn sculpin is ugly, you should still treat it well. Take care with the dorsal fins. They are not venomous, but cuts can become infected. The tail end of a shorthorn sculpin is good to eat.

Fladfisk

Flatfish

From time to time, Lillebælt offers excellent fishing for flounder, plaice and dab. You can catch flatfish using seabed tackle and sand worms or rag worms. You can buy sand worms and rag worms at several local angling shops. Depending on the current and water depth, you will need a 30-60 gramme weight on the seabed tackle. Flatfish are prevalent on sand or gravel beds. Replace the worm or fish fillet at regular intervals. Bait has to be fresh.

Cod

Cod is often caught by coastal fishermen angling for sea trout, especially at "the golden hour", just before sunset. When you fish from the shore, the cod caught is typically small. If you want to bag a larger fish, it's a good idea to take an excursion boat or sail a dinghy out into Lillebælt.

Sea trout

The day you catch your first large, healthy silver sea trout off the coast, is a day you will never forget! Sea trout hatch in freshwater, where they remain for about two years. The fish then swim to the sea where they grow from 20-25 cm to 40-50 cm in 1-2 years. After 1-3 years in salt water, in summer and autumn, the sea trout return to their river or brook of birth to spawn. Some individuals remain in salt water. These fish are called "Greenlanders".

Makrel

Mackerel

Mackerel enter Lillebælt in the period from July to September. It's best to fish from a boat or at a deep water harbour, e.g. Middelfart or Fredericia. You can catch mackerel from land if you concentrate on finding coasts where there is deep water very close to the shore. The mackerel is a very strong fighter. Pound for pound, it is probably the strongest salt water fish in Northern waters. Most mackerel weigh 0.3-0.8 kg, although there are some larger fish.

Friskfanget hornfisk

Garfish

Shoals of garfish enter Lillebælt in May and stay here until September. The fishing is best in May and June. From time to time, many garfish are caught on the same day. You can use a sea trout spinner or fly fishing tackle. Lightweight tackle is most fun because a large garfish weighs 0.7-1 kg. Use slender lures and remove the triple hook. Tie a silk thread or a 4-6 cm leader with a very small triple hook to the rearmost spring ring on the lure. You can catch more fish this way.

Naturen ved lillebælt

Nature at Lillebælt

The natural surroundings at Lillebælt are generally robust and most locations can withstand the burden of being used. There are some legal restrictions and regulations you must observe when you move around the natural environment and when you are fishing. You are responsible at all times for ensuring that you know how to deal with the natural environment and how to fish correctly.

Protection belts

At locations where streams, brooks and waterways meet the sea or fjord, there are protected areas. Some outlets are protected all year round, while others are protected only at specific times of the year.   If you are in doubt,  do not fish in the protected area. The protected area measures 500 metres. All types of fishing within the protected area are prohibited by law.

Fiskeri fra båd ved den gamle lillebæltsbro

Sea fishing

Sea fishing in Lillebælt has improved in recent years. In addition to cod and flatfish (which have always been here), stocks and the number of different species have now increased. There is more mackerel now than in the past many decades. Pollack have returned in numbers not seen in years. You can fish them from your own boat or take an excursion boat. There are excursions from several harbours in the area. Fishing trips range from four hours to a full day.

Dinghy Fishing

The coastal fisherman extends his tidal flats fishing repertoire when he gets a dinghy. When you sail out, you can get to places where the big fish jump. For dinghy fishing you can use regular coastal fishing tackle, spin or fly fishing tackle. Most types of sea fishing can be practised from a dinghy because you can always find a spot in the belt that is sheltered from the wind.

Fredericia Havn

Piers and harbours

There are several harbours and piers to fish from in the Lillebælt area and enjoy exciting and often sociable fishing with other anglers. This guide shows you where you are permitted to fish. Check before you begin fishing that it is OK to fish from the harbour. You can catch any species of fish, that is mentioned under Coastal Fishing. Fishing from harbours and piers is a great introduction to fishing for children and beginners.