The Netherlands are known and famous for the very good predator fishing. Whether you fish North, South or the middle of the Netherlands there is a multitude of possibilities to fish for pike, pike perch and perch. But when you are not so familiar with the area and ways of fishing and still want to catch great fish you should get aboard with our guide Michael Stalenhoef. This full time professinal guide wiil make sure you will have a great fishing experience in and around Amsterdam. He is the right and skilled guide for your adventure and masters all different techniques you want! He is specailized in "old skool" float fishing with dead bait for pike perch (zander / walleye) but he also enjoys finding many other species like pike and perch. Do you want to go jigging with soft-baits, fishing with a dropshot, casting or trolling? You name it, and he fixes it’.
It is possible to fish on the following locations:
The river Zaan is a 8.39 miles long river in North Holland. It starts at Lake Alkmaardermeer and ends in the North Sea Canal (Noordzee kanaal ) With a maximum depth of approximately 23 ft the river Zaan is also a very good place to fish in the winter. On the banks of the river you will find the famos windmills, monumental buildings, cacao industry and little old villages such as Koog a/d Zaan, Wormerveer and Zaandijk.
Target fish on the river Zaan: Zander
Lake Alkmaardermeer, also known as Akerslotermeer, is a lake in the north part of Holland near the city of Alkmaar. It’s connected to the North Sea Canal by the river Zaan. This lake has a very erratic bottom gradient at various sites. In some places there is more than 82ft of water. You are only allowed to fish on the Alkmaardermeer with a ( day ) fishing license from Dilvis.
Target fish on Lake Alkmaardermeer: Zander, Pike and Perch
North Sea Canal
The North Sea Canal, made by men, is a 13.5 miles long canal that runs from downtown Amsterdam to the city of IJmuiden, where it flows into the North Sea. In general this canal has a depth of approximately 52 ft but towards IJmuiden there are places that reach 62 ft. The excavation works started on March 8 1865. The 4.35 miles wide dunes between Velsen and the North Sea were dug off with shovel and wheelbarrow. The canal was officially opend on November 1 1876.
Target fish on the North Sea Canal: zander and perch
All fishing is based on Catch & release!
For staying in this area there is a multitude of possibilities. We can book you in downtown city centre of Amsterdam but parking your car would be a very costly nightmare. But for those who want to and want to travel by puiblic transport or taxi this is a perfect way to combine fun with fishing.
But for those who are focussed on the fishing we can book you close to the fishing spots in the following locations.
De MeerParel is situated by lake Uitgeestermeer and is part of Watersport Centre Uitgeest. The Uitgeestermeer area is very green. This is the perfect place to fully relax. Or get active! There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and there are many cultural and historical sights to visit. The beach and cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem and Alkmaar are very close.
B&B Het Heerenhuis is located close to the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is world famous for its windmills. Explore the area by foot,visit local traditional shops and the old Dutch industry heritage.
Boutique hotel Manzo's Suites Zaandam is located on the banks of the river Zaan in the centre of Zaandam. The newly remodeled shopping area is just around the corner and Zaandam train station is just 10 minutes away. Manzo's Suites is the first Zaandam boutique hotel with ten rooms offering the guests a personal touch.
Or just let us know what type of lodging you require and in what area and we will work it out for you. Maybe you want to come with your family and be close to the beach or just spend a nice week with your best fishingbuddy.
You will be fishing from an Alumacraft Competitor 165 Tiller powered by a 50 hp 4-stroke Suzuki outboard and rigged with both front and rear 12v Minn Kota trolling motors and two Lowrance Elite TI 2. THis boat offers good space for 2 guests polus guide. In case you have a bigger tgroup thanj 2 people we can off course arrange extra guides and boats for your group. Please ask for the opportunities.
For the fishing all materials are provided:
Rods, reels, tackle, bait, valid fishing license for one day, coffee and tea, sandwich lunch of your choice, soft drinks like Cola, Fanta, Sprite or water. This will be discussed before hand as well as the kind of fishing so all the right materials will be available for your desired fishing.
What to bring:
You should bring appropriate clothing for the weather, suncreen, sunglasses, fishing cap, your favorite rod if you prefer and a camera/phone to make pictures and films of your catches.