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Lead-free angling

Lead does not belong in our waters. It’s unwanted and can be toxic. Certainly the self-lead casting is dangerous. Anglers lose sinkers containing lead and this is unwanted. The angling community likes a clean water environment and good fish stocks. And off course…. a clean environment starts with yourself.
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Kick-off of the 50th anniversary of Visma 2018 in Ahoy Rotterdam (video)

Looking forward to spring? So do we! As organiser of Visma New Style 2018, Publishing House & Facilities starts the run-up to the 50th Visma in Ahoy Rotterdam on March 23, 24 and 25. Be sure to visit us and get order your tickets and parking vouchers online at a 20% discount. Let’s go Visma!
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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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Regulations and culture

In order to make sure that angling takes place in a responsible way, the Netherlands has a number of important rules. In the Netherlands catch and release is part of our angling culture.
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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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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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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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