Fishing Holidays in Holland
The best fishing in Europe for big bream, carp and pike. Prolific coarse fishing at our top fully researched venues.
Easy access to fabulous fishing - Holland enjoys a European climate, colder winters and warmer summers. This ensures the rich waters are extremely well stocked; naturally.
Holland has got to be the easiest fishing around. Good access to prolific swims, the canals, lakes and rivers are literally stuffed with coarse fish. Pole, waggler and feeder all catch well. Holland is noted for variety of species and when the float goes under or the tip goes round you never quite know what to expect, bream, roach, hybrid, ide, tench or carp!" ... Mick Gee.
ONE PLACE ONLY, GUIDED TRIP WITH MICK GEE JULY 16TH, 9 NIGHTS. NO DRIVING, GREAT FISHING.
Arendshorst Self Catering on the River Vechte. Book to stay for two weeks up to May 15th for a 25% discount on accommodation rates. Call for special package details. 01246 221717
FISHING LICENCE/PERMITS/INFORMATION. Go online to De Catfish, Hollands premier tackle shop located close to Europort at Hellevoetsluis. Order your licence on line at Decatfish@gmail.com. Some accommodations also sell licence/permits. We supply you with a list of tackle shops where it is easy to buy your fishing licence and permits, plus bait and tackle as required.
Holland provides the perfect fishing holiday with an abundance of species. You are spoilt for choice - Bream, Hybrids, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Pike, Zander, Ide, Tench and Carp are to be found in most waters. The Ijssel has Barbel too.
For fish to feed confidently and close, a bit of colour in the water is critical. Fishing in Holland during the summer has this in abundance, that's why you can catch on feeder, waggler or pole, even in bright, warm weather making Holland one of the best fishing holiday destinations.
The water systems are generally linked and water is pumped right through the system, adding colour and food. (Most of Holland is below sea level).
Caster, white maggots (coloured maggots and dyed ground-baits are banned on some waters as they taint the flesh of eels - a valuable commercial product) worm and sweetcorn are good hook baits.
Boiled wheat is an exceptionally good particle feed. Add it to your brown crumb or loose feed as if it were casters. It travels well and is easy to prepare and it's so cheap! Use it in plentiful proportions, it costs very little. Soak in hot/boiling water for 48 hours for best results.
Wheat Preparation - Put a few double handfuls into a "cooler box", add hot water so it's covered by a few inches then put on the lid and leave overnight. By morning it's perfection. Use the surplus water for mixing with your brown crumb. Note that wheat will triple in size this way.
Note: Some waters have a ban on red worms until late May due to a close season for Pike, Zander and Eels.
You will need to buy a one year licence fror the whole of Holland. You will also require a permit (these are regional). Both can be purchased from all major tackle shops in Holland. Do NOT fish without a licence and relevent permit.
Great value sail-drive with day and overnight sailings; no luggage restrictions and comfortable cruise style ships.
Cruise ferry sailings with P&O Ferries from Hull to Rotterdam. They sail out at 2100 hours (check-in is 2 hours minimum but you can board at around 1700 hours), arrive Rotterdam Europort at 0800 hours. The Hull - Zeebrugge route is a good option if the Hull - Rotterdam route is full (no vans). Onboard cabins are comfortable and include air conditioning, shower and toilet. 2/3/4 berth cabins and suites are available. Outside cabins carry a small supplement. There are two restaurants, a café, choice of bars, cinema, shops and casino; lots to keep you busy on this comfortable overnight crossing. No supplement for cars up to 2.4 metres high, supplement for vans. Excellent value on board meal package £46 pp return for dinner and breakfast if pre booked.
Great value from Harwich to the Hook of Holland with a choice of day or overnight ferry crossings (please note cabins are mandatory on overnight sailings). Supplement for vans.