Seatrout fishing on Møn
Møn is among the best and most beautiful places in Denmark to catch seatrout from the coast and anglers from all over Denmark and Europe visit the peninsula in the pursuit of heavy seatrouts and to enjoy the breathtaking white cliffs and compelling coastline.
Every year hundreds of seatrouts ranging from 3 to 5 kg are caught on Møn and some skilled and lucky anglers even catch trouts up to 8 kg or more.
Even though 8 kg seatrouts are not an everyday fish then Møn have a high percentage of big trouts compared to other parts of Denmark. My impression is that apart from Bornholm, Stevns and the nearby peninsulas Falster and Lolland, no other Danish coastline hold so many big trouts as you can find on Møn.
In this article I present some of the most well known spots on Møn and describe the seasons and wind conditions on Møn.
8 fishing spots on Møn
Below are 8 classic fishing spots for seatrout on Møn. But don´t be afraid of trying your luck on other spots as well. You can catch seatrout on every meter of the eastern coast all year and as long as you are fishing over a reef, rocks or weed forests then you have good chances. Only sandcoasts are not worth fishing and as the northwestern part of Møn have a lot of sandcoast then I won´t recommend fishing there under most circumstances.
The Northern Coast
Brunhoved is an extremely popular Møn spot and in the weekend up to 10-15 cars with anglers come to fish here so it can be a bit crowded. You can fish on both sides of the parking spot but most anglers go to the right towards the stonereefs.
The bottom is very varied with reef, weed forests and some sand spots. Prime seatrout hunting grounds.
The spot fish excellent in medium western and eastern winds up to 8 m/s.
After you park your car at Pomlevej you need to walk 500 meters though the forest till you reach the stair that leads down to the coast. Just right of the stair a very small stream runs.
You can fish for kilometers both left and right of the stair and the coast is dominated by large stones and rocks and a lot of seaweed. Medium western or eastern winds are prefered on Pomlerende but light Northern or strong southern winds can also result in great fishing here.
The Eastern Coast
From Liselund Castle you need to walk for more than a kilometer through the beautiful Liselund Park and the forest. The forest here almost looks like something from Lord Of The Rings with a characteristic beautiful wooden bridge.
When you come to the coast you can walk to the right and fish below the chalk cliffs. You can also fish just 50 meters left of the stair on a stone reef that are regularly visited by packs of trouts. Finally, you can walk to the left towards the stone reef on Hellehavns Nakke.
At Liselund the coast changes from being directed towards the North to the East so depending on the wind it makes a big difference for the water movement if you go left or right. When you walk down to the coast you can estimate the wind on the day and choose which way to go, depending on how the water movement looks to the left and the right.
Jydelejet is a classic spot on eastern Møn. From the parking spot you need to walk 25 minutes and walk down a long stairway to get to the coast. On your way you will pass Aborrebjerget which is the highest point on Møn. The fishing spots here all lie below the majestic chalk cliffs and the bottom is very varied with large stones, some weed forests and lots of sandspots.
Light eastern winds or medium northern and southern winds are prefered here.
Møns Fyr (Møns lighthouse)
From the lighthouse you need to walk 400 meters northeast to get to the coast. Then you are in front of a gigantic stone reef where you can walk almost 100 meters out, fishing both to the left and right of the reef which is dominated by large rocks and stones. You can also walk north and fish the many reefs below the chalk cliffs. Watch out though as there are gigantic rockfalls almost every season.
I prefer medium winds from North or West when fishing this spot.
The Southern Coast
In general the southern coast is dominated by sandcoasts with lots of small reefs and Kraneled strand is one of the most well known spots here. Kraneled has a lot of small reefs like pearls on a string and they are all prime seatrout habitat throughout Winter, Spring and Autumn.
The best wind conditions are medium light southern winds or medium western or eastern winds.
Råbylille Strand is not only home to a large number of summerhouses but also lots of seatrouts. The coast is sandy with many groynes, plantations of eelgrass and weed forests. In medium or strong winds the water gets stirred up and it quickly becomes impossible to fish when the eelgrass starts floating in the water.
Mediumlight western or eastern winds are prefered here.
Tøveldestenen (the Tøvelde stone)
Tøveldestenen is central on the southern coast and apart from a big stone reef and the enormous stone that have given the name to the spot, the coast looks a lot like the coast on northern Zealand with sandbelts and weedbelts. Light to medium southern or eastern winds are my prefered conditions for this spot.
The seasons on Møn
You can catch seatrout throughout the year on Møn but the high season is the Spring where all the well known spots are filled with hopeful anglers. After a Winter with limited food sources the trouts are not picky with their menu, and both smaller and bigger fish will often be happy to encounter a lure or fly and go for it aggressively. In March you can still catch big outspawned fish that should be released but in April and May most fish have gotten their silver armour.
The Summer is made for night fishing but don’t be afraid to try your luck in the daytime as well. I believe that seatrout anglers underestimate how many fish that roam the coastline in the daytime in June. In the night the trouts come close to shore where they hunt for short periods. The fishing is so intense and demand some coffee but the catches you can get in the Møn night easily make it up for the lack of sleep.
Both day and night you should choose spots with lots of movement in the water and go for reefs where cold water comes close to shore. A general rule is that if the water is warm enough for bathing humans then it is too warm for trouts, and you should wait for night time when the water cools down.
Autumn fishing for seatrouts on Møn can be tricky but also very rewarding. All the spots on Møn fish well throughout Autumn but after the feeding frenzy in the Spring and Summer, the trouts can become tricky and hard to persuade to take your lure or fly. Small flies are often successful and flyfishermen or spinfishermen using bombarda and fly tend to get the best catches in the Autumn.
Winter is my favorite time of year on the Møn coastline. Whereas most of the open coast on Zealand get abandoned by seatrouts in the Winter, then Møn still has a lot of silvery seatrouts and there are not so many anglers out here. In my experience the seatrouts tend to hunt in large packs for short intense periods in this cold period so have patience and hope to run into one of these packs.
Best wind conditions for seatrout fishing on Møn
The wind condition is extremely important for the fishing on all Møn spots. For me 7-8 m/s sidewind give the best condition with good movement in the water and active seatrouts. If the side- or onshore wind strength is below 7 m/s then the water gets calm and the trouts get more cautious. On these days fly fishermen or bombarda fishermen usually catch more than spin fishermen.
As soon as we hit 10-13 m/s a lot of spots on Møn get impossible to fish as the water get filled with seaweed and chalk. Under these conditions you need to find spots where you have the wind in the back. When we hit 15 m/s it is impossible to fish almost all of the peninsula.
Feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions for the seatrout fishing on Møn. I will be happy to give you some tips, even though I won´t share my favorite spots. You will have to find your own by yourself 😉