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Fishing in Friesland

Fishing in Friesland

Friesland is among the most water abundant provinces of Holland and an excellent region for anglers as well. Because it’s also easily accessible, more and more foreign anglers are visiting Friesland to try their luck. Leeuwarden, the province’s geographical hart and capital, is situated only 1,5 hours driving from the German border.

Friesland offers countless types of water – mostly canals, small rivers and lakes – were both novice angers and well experienced cracks will feel at home. On the northern border, salt water fishing is an option in the Waddenzee. Species such as carp, pike and zander but also roach and bream are can be targeted with success. Did you know that no less than 100.000 people fish in Friesland each year? Make sure you always carry the required VISpas with you when you’re fishing in Holland.



Friesland Style


Curious where in Friesland you should be to target specific species of fish, and where you can hire an accomodation and a boat? Visit Friesland Style to find the answer to these and other angling-related questions.

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