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Check the Dutch freshwater records!

Check the Dutch freshwater records!

Just by looking at the records you can see why the Netherlands is a superb country for anglers. Thanks to our ‘catch & release-culture’ fish can reach specimen size. In spring 2017 Sportvisserij Nederland and angling magazine Beet joined forces to register all freshwater angling records in the BNRZ list.

Records for all freshwater fish.

The Netherlands holds 76 freshwaterfishspecies. For all popular fish there is a record, but they may be lacking fo some small or less common fish. Every record claim is judged bij the BNRZ team consisting of employees of Sportvisserij Nederland and Beet. After validation the record will be added to the list and the new record holders will get a certificate at the end of the year. 
Here you find some recent records:

Pike 134 cm "52.8"

European catfish "85.8"

Perch 54 cm "21.3"

Barbel 88 cm "34.6"


All records have to be released alive, the measuring tape has to be in the picture and there has to be a picture of the angler holding the fish. You don’t have to live in the Netherlands to claim a record. So as a tourist you can hold an official Dutch record fish.
Note we only mesure the fish in cm and you can’t claim a record by its weight.

So come to the Netherlands and claim your record by filling out this form. 

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