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The Dutch fishing calendar

Would you like to know which period is the best to target the most popular Dutch fish species? Check the fishing calendar!

The Dutch fishing calendar will help you. Make sure you take a look at this calendar before you book your holiday, or see which species you can expect to catch when you visit the Netherlands.

Closed season 


In the Netherlands the most important closed season is the closed period for lures and fish bait. It starts on April first and ends at the last Saturday of May. During this period it is not allowed to fish with lures larger than 2,5 cm or with fish baits. This is why the calendar shows red for predatory fish in this period.


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