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Top-20 fishing destinations in the Netherlands

The tiny country of the Netherlands offers so many fishing waters that the choice can be overwhelming for many visiting anglers. Where should you begin? Fortunately, the fishing is good just about anywhere you go. In order to help you on your way, www.fishinginholland.nl has drawn up a list of the 20 most interesting sport fishing waters in the Netherlands.
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New Dutch perch record: 56 cm!

The passionate German perch angler Thomas Gronenwald knows better than anyone how exceptionally well perch have thrived in the Netherlands over the past few years. There’s a reason he makes the journey to fish in our country, after all. And now, with the catch of a perch measuring no less than 56 cm, he recently set the new BNRZ perch record!
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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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Seabass: increased fishing opportunities for anglers

From March through November 2020 anglers are permitted to retain two seabass per day; one fish extra compared with 2019 and the open season has also been extended by two months
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VISplanner app now also available in English

The VISplanner app is available in three languages as from today. As well as the Dutch version, the free tool that enables you to check whether your VISpas permits you to fish in certain waters can now also be accessed in English and German.
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VISpas 2020: now available to order online!

The VISpas 2020 and the NachtVIS- en Derde Hengeltoestemming can now be ordered online at www.vispas.nl. They will also be available for purchase at local angling stores starting in mid-December.
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Need a fishing guide? Check out the Fishing in Holland map! (video)

The interactive map is an extremely useful feature of the Fishing in Holland platform. The map includes details of 26 professional fishing guides, spread all across the Netherlands. If you don’t have time to do your research, then hiring a fishing guide is the ideal solution.
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New Dutch record pike

Recently the old BNRZ-record for pike – a 134 centimetre long fish, caught by Nico Molkens in March 2017 – was smashed and improved by a whopping 4 centimetres. So now the official Dutch record pike measures 138 centimetres.
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Winter: high season for pike fishing

The Netherlands has some wonderful pike waters. In winter, the aquatic plants begin to die off, making the waters ideal for fishing for predator fish. Wander through the polders or cast a line from a boat through the waterways, canals or rivers - it’s up to you. Pike are also in excellent condition this time of year.
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