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Specimen perch in Holland (video)!

Recently the film crew of the German angling magazine Fisch & Fang visited the Netherlands - for the DVD at their January issue. Goal: catching specimen perch. Under the guidance of fishing guide Steef Meijers, the crew visited the large river plains along the river Lek. The result is a very cool video that we can present you here on www.fishinginholland.nl!
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American angler wets a line in Amsterdam

In the USA you might be used to catch walleye en yellow perch, but here in Holland we have other species who grow bigger. We have zander and perch. Check out this video where you see an American angler catching good fish in our capital city.
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Check the Dutch Fish-calendar

In our fishing calendar you can see exactly when it's the best period to catch specific species in The Netherlands. It also shows you exactly when there's a closed season (R).
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Where am I allowed to fish? Check VISplanner! (video)

The VISplanner was specially developed for you, the angler, so that you can find out in an instant where you’re allowed to angle with your VISpas. The VISplanner is freely available as an app for iOS and Android and as a website and a mobile site.
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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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Closed seasons: this is how it works!

The closed seasons for specific types of bait and fish are a source of confusion for anglers every year. Especially because the closed season for pike starts earlier than that for fishing with artificial bait, a piece of fish or a dead fish.
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Watch out for ticks! (video)

A growing percentage of ticks in the Netherlands is infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Anglers scouring the water’s edge are at a significant risk of a tick bite, so make sure to take precautions.
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New waters included in the VISpas

One of the most common requests from anglers is that they want to be able to fish in as many waters as possible while using only one single VISpas. In 2017 we will regularly add new waters to the Joint list of Dutch fishing waters. Sometimes these will be waters that previously were only open for fishing to a single angling association. In other cases, it’s about a body of water that is completely new to angling. As of currently these waters have been added to the VISplanner.
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Fishing in Holland launches new website

Especially for foreigners, Sportvisserij Nederland launched www.fishinginholland.nl. Here British anglers can find all important information – the best fishing spots, the best accommodations, regulations and much more – about fishing in the Netherlands; in English. In other words, this is your go-to website if you’re planning a fishing holiday on the other side of the pond!
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Trout released in the Lauwersmeer (video)

Last week 650 kg of (sea) trout was released in several places around the Lauwersmeer. These releases were part of the project ‘Vissen voor verbinding’ (‘fishing for connection’): in order to make the original system of creeks running from the head reach in Drenthe (Peizerdiep) to the Lauwersmeer work as one ecological whole again.
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