Mads Hussing – known from Fiskemagasinet on channel DK4 – opens for public access to the new north breakwater at Port of Frederikshavn on Monday, October 14 at 10.00 o’clock. The new breakwater is expected to become a playground for anglers, and with its 1.8 km breakwater, it is one of the largest port breakwaters in the country.
Anglers and others with interest can look forward to the fall break. On Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10.00 o’clock Port of Frederikshavn opens for public access to the new north breakwater. The opening will be done by Mads Hussing, host on channel DK4 – in the programme Fiskemagasinet.
Jeppe Høgenhaug, Head of Maritime Department at Port of Frederikshavn, is happy the fall break will be the kick-off for fishing from the new breakwater:
“We have worked hard to be able to grant access to the breakwater for this fall break. I am really happy that it is possible. We have worked against the clock in order to reach our goal, and it is still an unfinished and new area, which we grant access to, however this is part of the excitement”, says Jeppe Høgenhaug.
Head of the Maritime Department emphasizes that part of the area is still a construction site, and such facilities as toilets and tables/benches have not yet been established. We therefore hope that the visitors show understanding and take this into account when they visit the area.
In order to ensure a good experience for all, the port has set up a code of conduct, which describes what is allowed, and what is not.
“We strongly urge visitors to respect the code of conduct and the signs on the area. We know that many people have anticipated the opportunity to fish from the area, and it is important to us, to make the visit to the breakwater a good experience for everyone” says Jeppe Høgenhaug.
Unique attraction for anglers
The 1.8 km long breakwater is a unique opportunity for anglers, the people of the town and tourists. An offer which is not found in many other places in Europe. It will be possible to walk all the way along the breakwater and to the breakwater head, if you either want to fish, take a walk or just enjoy being close to the maritime environment. If you walk all the way to the breakwater head, you will be rewarded with a unique view across the port and Kattegat. Large binoculars have been installed on the breakwater head to enjoy the impressive view.
Mads Hussing from Fiskemagasinet is excited about the Danish ports being open to the breakwater fishing:
“It is a great way to meet, and for some people it makes angling even more accessible. At the same time, the Danish ports are in many cases so incredibly clean that they really offer good fishing opportunities.”
It is not allowed to access the area by means of motorised vehicles – except for minor handicap vehicles.
A 1,700 m² parking lot has been established for the people guesting the area, located by the end of a gravel road with access from Sandholm. In order to access the breakwater from the parking lot, it is necessary to cross Arne Ørskovsvej, and Port of Frederikshavn has therefore established a pedestrian crossing in order to increase safety. Due to the predominant heavy traffic on Arne Ørskovsvej, the visitors are requested to be pay particular attention. The ongoing construction work means that the visitors in the beginning must expect a considerably longer walk to the breakwater head. The road is a sand and gravel road, and it is therefore in some places not suitable for people with limb impairments.
Development of the breakwater area
Since the breakwater area is still not entirely finished, it is still possible to develop the area. Port of Frederikshavn has setup an email address email@example.com, where suggestions, criticism and tributes are welcome in relation to development of the area:
“We have finally succeeded in granting the citizens access to their own place at the port, where it is possible to fish, walk and just enjoy a silent moment. We see big potential in being able to open the doors to the new breakwater, however we presently listen to wishes and ideas, which land on our table. We would naturally like to hear from the people who use the breakwater. Then we must subsequently see how we can develop the area” ends Jeppe Høgenhaug.