To fish in the Gudenå River and the lakes of Silkeborg, you must have a national fishing licence and a local fishing permit. To fish in Silkeborg’s put & take lakes, you only have to pay the hourly/daily rate, which is listed on their respective website.
All fishing in Denmark requires a national fishing license for anyone between the age of 18 and 65. The price of a statutory fishing license is:
One-day license: DKK 40
7-day license: DKK 130
One-year license: DKK 185
The fishcare management in Denmark is financed by funds from the Danish fishing licence fees and covers activities such as:
Fishing Permits for the Gudenå River and the Silkeborg Lakes (Silkeborg Angling Society’s Fishing Waters)
All fishing in the waters of Silkeborg Angling Society requires a local fishing permit for anglers above the age of 14. The fishing permit will show you where you are allowed to fish and the restrictions that apply. The following lakes are under the Silkeborg Angling Society: Almindsø, Anvsø, Birksø, Alling Å, Borresø, Brassø, Ellesø, Gudensø, Hald sø, Hinge sø, Julsø, Knudsø, Lillesø, Lyngsø, Mossø, Pøtsø, Ry Møllesø, Silkeborg Langsø, Slåensø, Thorsø, Vejlsø, Ørnsø
Fishing permits for Silkeborg Angling Society's fishing waters can also be purchased at various places in the Silkeborg region. See which shops and campsites that sells the permit here.
For more information about fishing rules and detailed maps, we recommend visiting Silkeborg Angeling Society's website here