This is how you catch a seatrout in the Limfjord!
There is a tradition of fishing with lightweight gear in the Limfjord. 7-9 foot spinning rods with a throwing weight of 5-25 grams, 0.18-0.25 mm line and small spinning reel wheels are most common - and were in the 60s and 70s too. Light and slim lures, as well as small lure wobblers of 7-15 grams have always been popular.
It is rare to use artificial bait over 15 grams. In winter, fishing is often done with lures and wobbles in bright colors, for example yellow, orange, red, and silver, whilst light colors that mimic the natural prey of the seatrout are used during fall. Spinners are popular in several places because they can be used in shallow water.
Fishing with bubble float and fly on a 2-3 meter long snood is also widely used. Many also use bubble floats when fishing with worms. The local salesmen will always be able to give advice on the type of bait you need.
- Spinning rod 8-10 feet. Throw weight 5-30 grams.
- Spinning reel wheel with min. 150 meters 0.25 mm nylon line or 0.12-0.15 mm braided line.
- Coastal lures, coastal lure wobblers 5-25 grams.
- Bombarda floats intermediate or floating, 20-30 grams.
Wade fishing is common. Many areas in the Limfjord are shallow and therefore one can only reach the good fishing spots by wading out. It is typical for fishing in the fjord that the fish, especially from spring to fall, reside in very shallow water. It is not unusual to catch fish in water with a depth of around 30 cm. Always remember to scan the low water with throws in the shape of a fan before wading out and to avoid scaring of any potential fish.
Fly fishing for seatrouts
Fly fishing at the coast has gained great attention. The first fly fishermen were seen already in the 70s. Today there are many! The fly fisherman's radius is limited. Fly fishing does not enable you to cover as much water as when you spin fish. Seeing as the seatrouts in Limfjorden stay in shallow water, fly fishing is a good plan of attack.
In the western part of the Limfjord, there are many straits and streams that are fished like a slow-flowing river or brook. Floating and intermediate lines class 7-8 are most common. The fly patterns mimic the natural food of seatrouts. It is mostly shrimp and hackle flies, using colorful provocative flies in the winter and muddler and matuka patterns in the summer. Hook size 4-8.
- Fly rod 9-10 feet. AFTM 6-8.
- Saltwater resistant flywheel with minimum 100 meter backline.
- Floating or intermediate WF line or shooting head
- Coastal flies size 4-10.
- Tapered snood 2.5-5 meters. Short in headwind and far in quiet weather. Nylon or floucabon. Thickness in tip 0.20-0.28 m/m.