Sildefestival i Hvide Sande

Hvide Sande Herring Festival

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Denmark’s biggest angling competition and the unofficial world championship in herring fishing

Denmark’s biggest angling competition and the unofficial world championship in herring fishing. Every spring, the herring migrates into Ringkøbing Fjord to spawn; this makes the area around the water locks in Hvide Sande a mecca for anglers. This is celebrated each year in Hvide Sande with the traditional Herring Festival.

Apart from the fishing competitions, you can compete in the disciplines herring fileting, The Herring Recipe of the Year, and Mr. Herring. At the herring festival you can also enjoy fried fish, homemade fish cakes, pickled herring, and many other delicious treats. Furthermore, you can attend the fishing school, and see how professionals filet a herring.