Fishing in Holland


Everywhere one travels in Holland, canals, rivers and lakes are part of the countryside, as is the angler. Fishing is a popular sport due to easy access to the various waterways and good fishing grounds. Whitefish or pray fish can be caught in the canals and rivers, whereas trout and eel can be found in secluded salt water lakes.  For a totally different angle on fishing why not try sea fishing. There are various companies that take keen fishermen out on the North Sea to try their luck there. Cod and mackerel are the most common catch.

Fishing Regulations & Vispas

To be able to go fishing in Holland's waters you will need a license called the Vispas. For details on passes and where you can go fishing please see website of The Netherlands Fishing Association.