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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 different species of fish, in the most beautiful surroundings. 

Angling lakes

See some of the great angling lakes in the Silkeborg area. Bring your fishing pole and relax in the beautiful nature.

Fishing Licenses and Permits

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.

Species of Fish in the River Gudenå and the Lakes

Whether you want to fish for pike, zander, perch, lake trout, bream or roach, you stand a good chance of hooking a 5, 10 or 15-kg dream fish all season long. Here you can find a list of the fish species found in the different lakes.

Put & Take Lakes

The Put & take lakes around Silkeborg offer excellent conditions for seasoned anglers and novices alike. You can always bring your own picnic – but in most of these places you also have the option of buying refreshments when you arrive.