The river and lakes of Silkeborg offer a wide variety of fishing waters in terms of river bed, lake bottom conditions, vegetation and depth, which provides excellent conditions for many species of fish. Combined with our striking natural surroundings, it makes the Silkeborg region an ideal place to spend many an hour with a fishing rod.

Top Ten Lakes

Read here about our top ten lakes in Silkeborg and see where you can swim in some of the cleanest lakes in all of Denmark.

Species of Fish in the Gudenå River and the Lakes

In the Silkeborg region, you stand a good chance of hooking a dream fish all season long. See a list of the fish species found in the different lakes.

Put and Take Gl. Laven

Put & Take Lakes

The Silkeborg region boasts a number of Put & Take lakes, promising an experience for the whole family and almost guaranteeing freshly caught trout for dinner.


Paddle Adventures: Canoeing and Kayaking

Silkeborg is rich on opportunities for water-based adventures - an ideal way to explore the over 500 kilometers of river shoreland encircling the Lake District.

Sailing holidays

Encounter our spectacular waters by boat