Trolling for salmon at Stevns
In recent years, Danish, Swedish and German trollers have placed the southern Baltic on the world map as the place to catch many large salmon. From Rødvig, you can reach the Kriegers Flak reef, one of the hottest places in the winter season.
The winds and currents decide which side you should fish on, as the salmon hunt for herring, which are pushed up against the Kriegers Flak reef. So, if you find a school of herring on your sonar, you should fish the area well. The salmon will definitely be close by. Rødvig Harbour is just 70 km from Copenhagen if you arrive from the north and 30 km from the Køge motorway junction if you arrive from the west.
Rødvig Harbour has two ramps where trolling boats can be launched from a trailer, and there is rarely a queue. There are good opportunities to park the trailer while you’re on the water, and in Rødvig you can find breakfast rolls, a grocer’s, a petrol station and several eateries offering a good meal after the trip. But remember to consider your safety, as salmon trolling on the Baltic Sea is not for beginners.
The well-known sites are 20-30 miles long with a depth of 30-40 metres, and fishing is done during the cold months of the year. It takes good seamanship and a good boat to get there and back again safely. But no one knows the salmon’s secrets, and there is plenty of water in between. The salmon will definitely come closer to Stevns, as Baltic Sea salmon is caught in the Øresund sound every year. Adventurous trolling anglers who want to find new places can start their trip well in Rødvig.