Come and stalk carp in the Netherlands!

Are you a carp angler? Then you can indulge yourself in the Netherlands with all its ditches, polders, urban waters and ponds. In every water you’ll find carp, and by stalking them you are bound to spot the fish easily. Spring is the perfect season for mobile carp fishing.
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Come over and catch a Dutch pike!

Are you a pike angler or do you fancy to catch this cool predator? Then plan a fishing holiday to Holland. Pike fishing can be done everywhere in this country abounded in water, using all kinds of different fishing techniques. Moreover March is a very good month for pike fishing.
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Closed season: what’s the deal? (video)

When fishing in the Netherlands you have to take into account a number of closed seasons. For example, there is the closed season for certain types of bait and the closed season for certain fish species. Especially for pike, zander and perch this sometimes gives rise to confusion. In this video we will explain the deal on the different closed seasons.
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Dutch sea angling records

For almost 50 years now the Dutch Record Commission for Sea Angling (NCRZ) has been registering the salt record fish in the Netherlands. Next to that the NCRZ also registers the records for fish species in all oceans worldwide caught by a Dutchman. To be able to guarantee the continuation of the NCRZ record list, this will now happen under the flag of Sportvisserij Nederland. From this year on they will examine all the record claims to check their validity.
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Extension of sea bass 2019

Anglers are allowed to bag one sea bass for their own consumption in 2019 from 1 April first to 31 October. Sport Fishing Netherlands and the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) have successfully battled for this improvement in The Hague and Brussels compared to the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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VISpas 2019 now available to order

De VISpas 2019 is out now! If you pay before 5 December, you will receive your VISpas 2019 before 1 January. If you have given a payment authorisation, you will receive your new VISpas in mid-December. The VISpas 2019 and the NachtVIS- en Derde Hengeltoestemming can now be ordered online too, at They can also be purchased at local angling stores.
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Nightfishing and third rod

In the Netherlands you’re allowed to engage in night fishing all year through. You do however – in addition to your VISpas – need a Night Fishing Permit. If you want to angle with three rods, you need a Third Rod Permit.
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Fishing in Holland map: Maasplassen Roermond

Not many places along the Dutch border provide so many sports fishing opportunities as the Maasplassen, situated next to Roermond. Here you’ll find lots of different species, from hungry predatory fish like perch, pike, zander and catfish to specimen bream and roach.
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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!
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Angling clubs are important

As a VISpas owner you are a member of an angling club. Angling clubs are the veins of angling in the Netherlands. They represent the local angling interests, rent fishing rights and give the VISpas which allows you to fish.
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