Fish in Isolated Forest Lake?/ Fishing expedition – Denmark

Fish in Isolated Forest Lake?/ Fishing expedition – Denmark


It’s May the 20th, 2014, and I am in one of Denmarks largest wooded areas – the Loevenholm – Emmedsbo forests on the peninsula, Djursland. I am on the way down to a forest lake called, Langsø (Long lake) which is very unknown, and therefore very unfished. A lake located in the middle of Loevenholm Forest. The interesting point is, if there are fish in it. The reason why this can be questioned is not because of pollution, but because the water is very brown – dark – and this raises doubt, as to it being too sour for fish-life. In Sweden there are many forest lakes with fairly sour, dark water, with perch and pike. I wonder if the same is the case here. I have been down here some times, without seeing fish disturbing the surface. Now I will try once more to see if there are any signs of fish. This is point one. Point two is if one can get permission to fish here. If so this would be some of the most virgin-like unfished water, in Denmark, that one could dip the line in. If, one may, and can. But let’s have a look for signs of fish life down here. Langsoe on Djursland in Lovenholm Forest. Lurking as quietly as possible down to the water, to see if signs of fish-life can be traced. Nearly impossible to say as a discrete population of perch or pike might easily thrive and live in this lake without anyone seeing it from the shore. It is called Long Lake, because it is long and narrow, obviously. Some places it is maybe only 100 meters wide. It’s a couple of kilometers long. A classical forest lake, without buildings of any kind round it. I was here sometime this winter when it was completely covered with ice, and, if, one can brake the code, and get permission to fish, there is also the possibility of fishing from the ice such as for perch. It was foggy this night and the fog hasn’t lifted yet. In accordance with true Swedish forest lake tradition I am also being eaten by mosquitoes, as part of the true forest lake atmosphere. Are there, or aren’t there fish, and is it possible to get permission to fish here? An indication as to the water being suitable for fish life is if one can detect sticklebacks, daphnia or other life that could serve as a food for fish. One probably can’t see it on the video, but down here I can see, what is called Cyclops, and I can see that there are mosquito larvae. Right here the water is not at all as brown as I had pictured it, that is to say, that the chances of fish has hereby been raised some percent – as seen from here. Of course a clear indication of fish would for example be if there were traces of otters along the shore. There is a path that animals have treed along the lake but I presume it has just been made by row deer. By the way Loevenholm Forest is a really nice forest. Owned by a foundations – privately owned forest, with a foundation behind. I will try to go right down to the water over here. On a morning like this, in some lakes, on would be able to see activity in the surface. Actually like down here where there are slightly undulating movements. I wouldn’t call it waves or something like that but there is a slight long-waved disturbance in the water which typically occurs if a roach or another fish in the 2-kilo class is messing around down on the bottom. A bit of the same over here. If it was on soggy ground one would say it’s because I am trampling around. There is this slightly undulation movement, although I am not shure at all. Sometimes one is not in doubt. One can see that the surface is alive, without being able to se precisely where the fish are, but with a clear idea of activity under water. A thing that also makes this lake interesting is, that there isn’t any reed at all along the shore. This means that it is actually possible to get access with a fishing rod, A bit interesting – this Langsø. Some of the most virginal fishing water one can imagine. I will let the odds be open. I don’t know. There is no disturbance now. There aren’t that many flying insects over the surface, which possible perch or roach would go for, which they don’t do so often – so the odds are open, with an arrow pointing upwards, as the water is far from as brown as I had anticipated, and because I have seen that that there is food for fish – Cyclops and mosquito larvae. That being the case – well – then there must be fish. So the outstanding issue is to get a permission to fish. The Loevenholm Forest has got a homepage, with contact information to foresters and others that deal with the public. It’s worth trying to go that way, maybe suggesting that one could pay for it. Another possibility might be to try to find out who owns the hunting rights, and then have a talk with the hunters, and get an understanding in that way.

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