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Since the beginning of time, the sea has always attracted people and the sea is very important to Denmark, both for climate, culture and of course for fishing. Denmark’s coastline measures some 7400 km so there's never far to the sea. For the angler, it is a paradise that always offers a challenge and the chance to catch something bigger and smarter. Whether it is the open coast, a fjord or an estuary, all locations will provide excellent saltwater conditions at any time of the year with a chance of catching and landing for example Europe’s strongest sea trout.

The photo shows Himmark Strand on the island of Als in South Jutland. Characterised by an extensive coastline and some of Denmark's most attractive beaches Als also offers some of Denmark's best fishing spots.
The waters around Als are called the Danish South Seas. It is believed that Danish seafarers first used this name after they had experienced the Pacific Ocean. Sailing the waterways south of the Little Belt is like sailing the Pacific; it is problematic and demands a lot of routine and experience. By the way: according to recent estimates, there are 366,000 boats in Denmark. That gives a boat-ownership figure of almost 15 per capita.

And here are the coordinates: 55.029301,9.818001

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