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Fish that migrate upstream and thereby encounter barriers will receive help from the Vislift - a new type of fish passage that has been tested in al polder boat near Almkerk in the county Brabant since last week. The invention is a more fish-friendly alternative to the current fish passage, which still gives fishl stress.
A new video released at http://www.kanalgratis.se in cooperation with Sportvisserij Nederland.
China has stopped building a bridge over the Yangtze River. This happened because the work would have led to the deaths of about 6000 endangered Chinese sturgeons.
Last Sunday I flew back from my Dutch fishing mate who lives in Portugal and fishes some Spanish reservoirs for several years now. Our fishing trip was successfull: 7 common carps from 12-21 kg and lots of small catfish. The picture added is the biggest common of 21 kg.
Bluefin tuna are threatened with extinction due to overfishing.
At the end of the month I am invited by an old fishing mate who lives in Portugal to fish the reservoirs in Spain for 20+ kg. carp. He uses his 12 feet Century rods of 3,5 lbs and I can borrow his Leon Hoogendijks, 13 ft, 3,5 lbs rods. Leon is a famous Dutch Carp fisherman who lives and fishes the south of France. He builts specialized Carp rods for fishing the big lakes and rivers in France.
Kanalgratis launched two cool video’s about fishing for big perch in Holland. Swedish angler Tobias Ekvall heard rumours about record perch being caught and travelled to Holland.
Guided by Dutch perch specialists he caught his personal best. These two English spoken perch videos are recommended for all predatory anglers. Daniel Weijers, Pieter Bas-Broeckx, Sander Groenenboom en Sijmen van den Berg take Tobias to their big perch hotspots. Here they explain how to effectively fish the Carolina rig. There is even a live take filmed by a drone. The video also includes information about the VISpas and Fishinginholland.nl.
The second video: https://youtu.be/RjGov-z4p6E
In Utah, trout is plotted in the high mountains by plane. The fish are grown in farms and transported to remote areas. Those transports were earlier on horseback but this way would be less stressful for the animals:
On the platform mijnvismaat.nl we saw Rob Krijns with a very special catch. In Maastricht he caught a peacock cichlid on the 2nd of August.
Rob has switched from whitefish to predatory fish. He likes that because he has caught more special fish since then. This time he managed to catch a peacock cichlid during a very hot day. This fish has not been caught on the fishing pole in the Netherlands before. Sportvisserij Nederland sends Rob a present as thanks for reporting this special catch on MijnVISmaat.nl.
It is well known that the water temperature is an important factor in the activity of fish. At low water temperature the activity decreases and for many species there is a "winter rest", where the fish form winter concentrations. With new researchs techniques, however, it has increasingly shown that there does not seem to be absolute peace.
"Go fishing, the doctor advises". Regularly media reports that the Dutch do not exercise enough and that this poses health risks. Especially an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depressive symptoms score high. Sport fishing appears to be a good remedy.
Just by looking at the records you can see why the Netherlands is a superb country for anglers. Thanks to our ‘catch & release-culture’ fish can reach specimen size. In spring 2017 Sportvisserij Nederland and angling magazine Beet joined forces to register all freshwater angling records in the BNRZ list.
Restaurants that claim to have a responsible menu are wrong with fish. Research at 500 restaurants that say sustainability is important, shows that at least 81% of the restaurants a species on the menu that scores red on the VISwijzer.
The Good Fish Foundation (publisher of the VISwijzer) examined the menu of 500 restaurants that had indicated in 2016 on the Dinnersite restaurant site to work with the VISwijzer. On 81% of these menu cards there was at least one species that scored red on the VISwijzer. Of this 81%, 32% of the total menu has one red fish on the menu, 30% has 2 red fish species and the remaining 19% even has 3 or more red fish on the menu.
The use of fishing lead, which anglers use to weigh up their fishing line, is unhealthy and bad for the environment and must eventually be completely eliminated. Minister Schouten agreed with Sportvisserij Nederland, Natuurmonumenten, the Unie van Waterschappen and branch organization Divebo.
To ensure that less lead is used in 2021, the retail trade will in the coming period advise more on fully-fledged sustainable alternatives such as stone, glass and iron. There will also be a campaign about the disadvantages of lead reinforcement. In addition, areas must be designated where fishing is no longer permitted. In order to ensure that less lead is used in 2021, the retail trade will in the coming period advise more on fully-fledged sustainable alternatives such as stone, glass and iron. There will also be a campaign about the disadvantages of lead reinforcement. Furthermore, areas have to be designated where fishing is no longer allowed.
The Fishmigration River is an opening in the Afsluitdijk where migratory fish can swim through to reach the IJsselmeer lake from the Wadden Sea and vice versa. Migratory fish need freshwater and saltwater for their life cycle. Due to dykes and dams such as the Afsluitdijk, that is hardly possible. It is an important reason why it is so bad with migratory fish.
This annual fly fishing event is held in springtime in The Netherlands. There are workshops, (second-hand) fly fishing equipment, casting programs and so on.
This promotional film gives a good example of the many fisheries you can do in The Netherlands.
The fish spawning areas are a kind of nursery for fish. It provides the fish with pleasant conditions to breed and grow. At first we have to help the pike to find the way to a new spawning place. Pike plants - like salmon - propagate on the spot where they were born. After a number of years they thus find their way to the fish spawning place.
This movie was shot in a lake between the cities of Rotterdam and Gouda in the southwest of The Netherlands.
On the weekend of 23, 24 and 25 March, the 50th birthday will be celebrated!
A fly fisherman from Roden caught a rare sea trout in the Peizerdiep. The fish was released in Drenthe, but also swam in the Wadden Sea for some time. The fish comes from Germany and was plotted years ago in the Groote Diep. He probably lived in the stream for a year and left for the sea. "He grew up there and then returned to the head of Drenthe", says director Henk Mensinga of the Fishing Federation Groningen Drenthe.
There will be an interview about volunteering and the drive for doing it.
From 1st - 3rd December this event is held in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht in central Holland.
The (sea) bass is on the verge of extinction due to commercial fishing, unless we do something about it like Ireland and the US....
Opening times: December 1-3th from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Address: Van Zijstweg 21, 3521 AB UTRECHT
From now on it is easy paying fishingtrip(s) at FGP.
All bank and creditcards accepted!
For more information and photos check my Facebookpage.
Big pike fishing!
Yesterday volunteers of two nearby fishingclubs and the waterboard of Delfland were monitoring and registrating the number of young pike who were born there the last months. After that they were released in the nearby canal for further growing!
All lines are replaced for the new fishing challenges of 2017.
For three days Rotterdam is scene of everything about sportsfishing, -equipment like rods, reels, lures and even fishingboats an travelagencies for fishing abroad.
It is a nice and busy event in the French speaking area of Belgium.
From the bank at a canal.
Today I was at the Fly Happening event in Flanders, Belgium.
Read this customerreview from my german client.
Here are some quotes from people who do matter.
It was a nice and successfull trip in many ways: good weatherconditions, nice company and many fish!
Mid August went with Paul to Norway for fishing the best lake in Telemark.
It's going to be a great event for flyfishermen across Europe and the UK!
The airlinetickets are bought and from the International Airport of Prague we have to drive 150 km. to the Polish border.
These rods were especially purchased for travelling by plane.
We had a wonderful and succesfull beach fishing day with you saturday the 9th July. We caught a lot (seabass and dab/plaice), actually two bass could take home....which admittedly you had caught...ours were too small...
Recently I was fishing at the shore of South Holland. Some clients asked for that.
In the surroundings of Trysil we went for a week of fly and pikefishing.
Starting with carp fishing in late seventies I mainly used glassfiber rods, because graphite was not on the market these days.
At the moment there is still no hatch of the Bibio flies in the bushes near the lake, but we are expecting when the frenzied eatparty of the trout takes place...!
Fishing guide Paul has also contributed to the Seatroutproject for reintroduction of sea trout in Lauwersmeer and streams in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe in the northern part of Holland.
On the Saturday and Sunday of May 28 and 29 2016, the flyfishing world will be surprised by the next Fly Fair, a festivity known to all for its hospitality and outragoreous fun.
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Visma is the most largest and complete angling fair in The Netherlands. The 46th edition attracted 19.671 visitors in three days!
It was a nice, busy event in the French speaking area of Belgium.
The exhibition is held from 9th - 14th February in the Messehallen Dortmund, each day from 10.00 - 18.00 hrs. The "Highlights" from this event are for example fly-tying (also for kids), rodbuilding- and seafishingclinics. There is also a event-App to guide you through the halls and providing you with information about the stands.
This Fishing exhibition takes place for the 11th time in history.
Includes GPS, Fishfinder, Chartplotter, Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 and rodrests for trolling lures behind the boat.
For the 21th time in history this Fly Fishing event takes place at Rue JF Kennedy 150 in Rosalie in the French speaking part of Belgium.
There's a lot to be seen and done at this two-yearly fisherman's event in Belgium.
Former member of the Casting Club The Hague Peter den Hollander lives in the Drenthe province and builds fine splitcane rods.
This weekend The HS-Outdoor 2015 event was held in Maurik in the centre of riverland Holland.
The perfect Jack Pike imitation is based on a 3D scan of a real Jack Pike.
For all my old and new customers/contacts.
For three days Rotterdam Ahoy was scene of everything about sportfishing, -equipment like rods, reels, lures and even fishingboats and travelagencies for fishing abroad.
For also visiting my Facebook and Twitteraccount.
At the moment we are busy with the translation of my website in the German language.
Dutch Facebookpage "Fishing guide Paul" has now been made! Take a look and Like us/Vind ik leuk!!
For the 20th time in history this Fly Fishing Event takes place at Rue JF Kennedy 150 in Roselies in the French speaking part of Belgium. Youtube
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