It’s best to go to Norway to catch halibut, and to the mountains of Slovenia for trout. Sea fishing? Bornholm and Puck Bay welcome you! And the largest catfish are in Spain. Whoever loves to fish also loves to travel. Get out your fishing rods and let’s go!
NORWAY, THE ISLANDS OF VEGA AND BLOMSØYA
The region of the islands of Vega and Blomsøya on the border of central and northern Norway are famous, above all, for a large population of halibut similar to those in the far North. In good weather one can sail into the open sea, where it’s easy to find impressive cod, haddock and pollock. For skilled anglers, filing one’s boxes with them is just a matter of a few hours.
SWEDEN, VÄNERN AND VÄTTERN LAKES
Sweden is one of the most popular destinations for fishing trips, especially the area from the southern coast to the two largest Swedish lakes, Vänern and Vättern - it's a true heaven for lovers of lake fishing. The most popular fish to catch here are pike, pikeperch and lake trout. Fishing in the coastal waters of the Baltic and the largest lakes of Sweden is free of charge.
The diverse landscape of Bornholm allows people to do all kinds of fishing. The deep waters close to the island offer excellent conditions for catching salmon and cod. The shallows and underbrush of the Baltic coast are favourable to the appearance of sea trout. There is also something for lovers of freshwater fishing. The lakes and ponds here abound in pike, perch and eels.
SPAIN, EBRO RIVER
Whoever wishes to catch a truly large fish should go to Spain to catch catfish. It's the only species of freshwater fish in Europe that sometimes weigh over 100 kg ard regularly allow themselves to be caught. The Ebro River in Spain and the Caspe Reservoir on its tank are an El Dorado for catfish. There are also many other species of here, including carp.
POLAND, PUCK BAY
When, after a long winter, the sea water slowly warms up news starts to spread among fishermen: "The garfish has come!". These long ard very bold fish with a characteristic nose are a delicacy for fans of sea fishing both on piers ard by boat. In Puck Bay in the Baltic there are competitions to catch these unusual fish in May and June.
SLOVENIA, SAVA RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES
In the high mountains of Western Slovenia, there are rivers with clear, turquoise water where marble trout live - one of the most interesting fish in Europe. In these oxygen-rich streams, there are also cryophilic species such as trout, grayling and huchen. The warm Adriatic Sea is not far away, where it’s possible to catch saltwater fish such as tuna and barracudas.
POLAND, DUNAJEC RIVER, ROZNOW AND CZCHOW LAKES
To the southeast of Krakow, just before Nowy Sacz, the picturesque Dunajec River flows into Roznow Lake and then accumulates at a dam in Czchow Lake. It's heaven for fishermen. In the river there are grayling, trout, pike and nase, and in the lakes, primarily pikeperch and bream.