There are three categories for the competition: children (0-11 years), junior
(12-17 years) and adult (over 18 years). Prizes are awarded for all categories and are generously donated by
XXXXXXX. Remember anyone can join with winners drawn on both days. Remember: If you’re between 18 and 65 years
old, you must have a statutory fishing license to participate. Purchase the relevant fishing license here
posthouses, Destinationbornholm or online here.
The location of the competition will be announced on our website no later than the day before it starts.
We’re fortunate to be on a relatively small island, so the clever thing is to ensure a location where the wind
and weather suit fishing.
However you do have the option to fish anywhere on the island. Just be aware there will be events taking place
at the location that you may want to experience during the two days of the competition. For example, Trygfonden
will provide a lifeguard to teach children water safety techniques..
Fish will be measured at the location in order to qualify for prizes.
Fishing instructors will also be present to teach interested old and young how to catch these stubborn and fast
fish – perhaps one of these instructors will help you land your very first Garfish!
You’ll also have the opportunity to learn something about smoking and tasting this delicious fish with ‘green
legs’. We’ll also have bonfires where we’ll brew coffee over an open fire for the adults, and hot chocolate for
those who aren’t partial to coffee.
Loan a fishing rod:
If you don’t have a fishing rod, you can borrow one. We have a
limited number so you may need to share with other delegates, but it’ll still be fun and exciting!
There’ll also be the opportunity to get out on the water and fish out of a dinghy. There’ll be a limited number
available, depending on demand – life jackets are mandatory when fishing from dinghies.
Bornholm's festival of the Garfish’s Facebook page is updated every weekend. The page tracks the number of fish
caught which allows you to verify whether you qualify for a grand prize – this way you’ll avoid taking home more
fish than you can eat.