About the festival

The festival will take place in the unique and scenic surroundings of River Skjern.
The festival will take place in the unique and scenic surroundings of River Skjern.

River Skjern Sport Fishing Fair

River Skjern – the Skjern Å in Danish – is truly a world class salmon river. The largest salmon caught in the river weighed 26.5 kilos (that’s over 58lbs!) and each year trophy salmon up to 20 kilos, and sometimes more, are caught here – many salmon are taken on the fly.

During the 2019 season, River Skjern exceeded all records with anglers catching more than 1.700 salmon (10 tonnes) in the river. The average weight was over 6 kilos. The spectacular fishing sets River Skjern apart from many rivers in Scandinavia and makes it the ideal place for an angling fair.

The River Skjern Sport Fishing Fair is held every two years and attracts anglers from near and far.

Now, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the outdoor angling fair, on the weekend of 6 and 7 June 2020.

This will be the fouth fair of this kind and as before will take place in the unique and scenic surroundings of River Skjern at Skarrild.

Join us and meet renowned fly tiers, fly fishermen, noted casters, painting artists, knife manufacturers, retail and wholesale fishing firms and, of course, old and new angling friends.

At the angling fair, you will experience the quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that we Danes call “hygge”.

Participate in free casting courses with leading fly casters and try out new rods, reels and lines. Experience the skills of the legendary Danish guide and tackle innovator Henrik Mortensen. Throughout the weekend, he and other expert fly casters will demonstrate casting by the river, and on a casting pool.

On both days there will be lectures and workshops on sports fishing for salmon, flytying and other exciting topics.

The festival offers free salmon fishing in River Skjern at the Angling Association of 1926’s beat at Classonsborg. All you require is a ticket to the festival and the national fishing license (Lystfiskertegn – buy it here: www.fisketegn.dk) and local salmon license that can be obtained on site.

The ticket to the festival also entitles you to free camping during the weekend on a field adjacent to the festival. – Best of all: A ticket to the festival for the whole weekend costs only DKK 100 (approx. £12 or 13 euro).

The area offers good shopping opportunities as well as accommodation: cottages, hotels, bed and breakfasts and a campsite.

River Skjern Sport Fishing Fair invites all anglers, locals and visitors to put this event on your calendar. The organisers look forward to meeting you for a weekend dedicated to salmon fishing, networking and ‘hygge’.

River Skjern Sport Fishing Fair 6-7 June 2020

Read more about River Skjern Sport Fishing Fair, the exhibitors and accommodation at www.lystfiskerfestival.dk. And follow the news on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Lystfiskerival.

If you’d like to participate as an exhibitor, fly tier, fly caster, or in other ways – feel free to send an email to info@lystfiskerfestival.dk