New type of fish passage: the Fish elevator (Vislift)

06 December, 2018 •  General   Reports   Tactics  

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.

NEW VIDEO: Pikefishing small waters in Holland

24 November, 2018 •  Reports   Tactics  

A new video released at in cooperation with Sportvisserij Nederland.

6000 dead sturgeons: China put construction bridge stop

23 November, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Big carp caught in Spanish reservoir

15 November, 2018 •  Reports  

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.

Europol rolls up illegal bluefin tuna trade, arrested 79 people

23 October, 2018 •  Reports  

Bluefin tuna are threatened with extinction due to overfishing.

NEW VIDEO: Giant Dutch perch

14 September, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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

The second video:

Trout dropped by plane in high mountains of Utah

31 August, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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:



Special catch: peacock cichlid

25 August, 2018 •  General   Reports  

On the platform 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

Winter behavior breams examined

03 August, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Sport fishing is healthy

21 July, 2018 •  Reports  

"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.

Check the Dutch freshwaterfish records!

11 July, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Unique project in the world: the fish migration river in the Afsluitdijk

20 April, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Video: Fishing in Holland

16 March, 2018 •  Reports  

This promotional film gives a good example of the many fisheries you can do in The Netherlands.

Fishing competition catch pike for Hoekse fish spawning places

15 February, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Fly fisherman catches sea trout in the Peizerdiep

19 January, 2018 •  General   Reports  

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.

Sportfish ban sea bass off the track

15 December, 2017 •  General   Reports  


Report from the Angling and Fishingboat Event 2017 in Utrecht, Holland

02 December, 2017 •  Fishing gear   Reports  

From 1st - 3rd December this event is held in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht in central Holland.

About (sea)bass fishing in the EU

26 November, 2017 •  General   Reports  

The (sea) bass is on the verge of extinction due to commercial fishing, unless we do something about it like Ireland and the US....

Fishing trip to Czech Republic was a success!

25 June, 2017 •  Reports  

For more information and photos check my Facebookpage.

Client catches big pike on softbait at canal in Holland

05 June, 2017 •  General   Reports  

Big pike fishing!

Pike spawning area created by men

04 June, 2017 •  General   Reports  

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!

My visit to Fly Happening 2016, Putte - Belgium

26 November, 2016 •  General   Reports  

Today I was at the Fly Happening event in Flanders, Belgium.

My flyfishingtrip to the Czech Republic

06 October, 2016 •  Reports  

It was a nice and successfull trip in many ways: good weatherconditions, nice company and many fish!

CUSTOMERREVIEW: Day beach fishing at the shores of Monster, South Holland

19 July, 2016 •  General   Reports   Reviews  

Dear Paul,

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...

Day beach fishing with clients near Monster, South Holland

14 July, 2016 •  General   Reports  

Recently I was fishing at the shore of South Holland. Some clients asked for that.

A week of flyfishing in Norway

24 June, 2016 •  General   Reports  

In the surroundings of Trysil we went for a week of fly and pikefishing.

Photoreport of the International Fly Fishing Event at Rosalies, Belgium

03 February, 2016 •  Reports  

It was a nice, busy event in the French speaking area of Belgium.

My visit to the HS-Outdoor Fair 2015 at the Isle of Maurik, Holland

06 September, 2015 •  Reports  

This weekend The HS-Outdoor 2015 event was held in Maurik in the centre of riverland Holland.

Dutch “Visma 2015” was held this weekend in Rotterdam

08 March, 2015 •  Reports  

For three days Rotterdam Ahoy was scene of everything about sportfishing, -equipment like rods, reels, lures and even fishingboats and travelagencies for fishing abroad.