Denmark, November 2004, 2 seasons in one day.
I had planned to go to Denmark in autumn a while back. And even the suspicious weather forecast couldn't stop me. Just my luck to get the first snow on the motorway very early in the morning. Unlike some german 'would-be Schumachers' I managed to keep the car upright. Here's some proof of the conditions. The building on the right is the youth(????)hostel in Kolding where I stayed.
When I arrived in Denmark the weather had changed in my favour. Still chilly but sunshine as well. And plenty of fish. Actually there were too many but unfortunately not very big ones. The best proof of how eager they were is this strange catch. Two little flatfish (dabs) on one hook!!! They must have been fighting over it. The picture on the right shows the Fredericia harbour. Unfortunately most of the harbour area was closed on the saturday, whenever a big ship comes in you have to leave the area and the gates are shut. Anti-terrorist measures, apparently. Anyway I managed to get to my favourite spot on the Sunday as shown on the right. Not a very scenic spot I admit but easy to get to and nice deep water at the quayside.
Plenty of flatfish about, quite often there would be one on each hook. This is a pair of nice pan-sized dabs and a whiting that I returned to it's environment. That's two of the three species that were abundant.
And here's the third species in a very strange pose. It is a small codling, hooked in the tail (Yes, I am a very clever fisherman aren't I ?) Okay, when you look to the east the scenery gets a little better with the bridge tu Funen on the horizon. It really is a good spot but next time maybe not in November. I prefer to catch not so many fish but ones that are a bit more interesting. So I cut my stay short and went back home a day early. Perhaps I'll return April/May.