Indberet din fangst
Temperatur i Skjern Å:   8,89 °C

Fishing rules under the notice of Skjern Å watersystem

To the registration form

The angling season opens 16th april and closes 15th october.

It is only permitted to use one hook on the line: a single-, double- or triple-hook. The hook must be barbless or with barbs completely removed. Singlehooks is only allowed to have gab of 10 mm from point to shaft. Double and triple-hook is only allowed to have a gab of 7 mm. Only Cirkel hooks are allowed at baitfishing.

Shrimps and roe (fish eggs) are forbidden by law in Skjern River system.

When you have caught one salmon, killed or released, (except kelt), it is not allowed to fish with worm as natural bait or bait with smell.

The quota is divided in two size groups, each will be closed, when it is used up. One for the group of salmons over 73 cm and one for the group of salmons on 73 cm and below. The length of the fish is measured from the nosetip to end point of the tail. When maximum size limit is introduced, it can be seen on the frontpage of the website:

When the quota of the two size groups have been exhausted, only practice catch & release fishing for salmon. The salmon must be released as gently as possible.

16.4 –  67 salmon > 73 cm can be killed. After this, 7 salmon can be killed in River Skjern upstream Tarp Bro, 7 salmon in Vorgod Å upstream the railway bridge and 7 salmon in Omme Å upstream Vester Ringvej.

16.6 –  66 salmon > 73 cm can be killed.

16.8 – 66 salmon > 73 cm can be killed.

16.4. – 15.10 – 275 salmon < = 73 cm can be killed.

16.4. – 31.10 – 5 salmon can be killed on the B quota. B quota is outside the normal salmon water, that is above area 1-13 described in the regulations on fishing in Skjern River  www.skjernaasam/fiskeriet

There is a bag limit on 1 killed salmon per person per year, as long as the quota within the 2 size groups is not exhausted. Offence will cause exclusion from fishing in Skjernaa watersystem this year and the following year, and a fine (2.500,00 kr.) You are only allowed to land two salmon a day, and 15 salmon a year.

All salmon and seatrout caught must be recorded online at under “Fangstrapporter” latest 23.59 same day as the catch.

Scale sample and tissue sample must be delivered on every killed fin cut salmon > 110 cm. This can be done at “Laksen Hus”, “Korsholm” in Skjern, “Fisk Nu” in Tarm or at “Seatrout” in Herning and Sportshuset, Horsens.

All Seatrout are protected!

Fishing in Skjern River system at SÅS is only permitted with: a special Salmon ticket called “Skjern Å Kontingentet”, fishing license and the State Angler Fishing License. You can purchase here:

Fishing is not permitted when the water temperature is above 18 degrees. Please note that fishing only opens again when the temperature has been below 16.5 degrees, if it has been closed at temperatures above 18 degrees. See temperature on the front page

If in doubt please refer to the notice and waiver to fish for salmon. The angles are responsible themselves about the rules for fishing in Skjern River system.

Minimum size of salmon is set at 40 cm, seatrout 40 cm,(protected) and for pike 60 cm.

Grayling is a protected species until, therefore any grayling caught, must be released in a gentle maner.

Always keep fish in the water, which are to be released. Only pictures in the water.

It is only allowed to move downstream when you are fishing. However it is allowed to cast upstream.

Use of “FishFinders or Echo Sounder is not allowed

The board of Skjern River Federation (SÅS)


Recommendations from “The danish Technical University” DTU.

If the gentle unhooking of a fish is impossible then cut the line close to the hook.

You should allways carry a hook-releasing tool (e. g. pliers) and a pair of scissors or clippers when angling.

Do not lift a fish out of the water, if it is to be released.

Your angling gear ought to be strong enough to fight a big fish, avoid long fights that exhaust the fish unnecessarily.

Never use a landing hook (gaff) if the fish is to be released.

Recommendations from Skjern River Federation (SÅS)

Always handle fish, which are to be released, quickly and gently.

Do not use gaf or landing glove when the fish are released.

Apply some measurement mark on your rod, so that it is easy and quick to measure the fish, while it still is in the water.

If you are in doubt of the precise length of the fish, then please decide in favour of the fish and release it.

Landing nets should be knotless with wholes not larger than 10 mm in width.

When you have reached your bag limit or if one of the quotas has been fulfilled, please consinder using a small single barbless hook. Also consider the cessation of using bait with scent and/or worms.