Amsterdam offers first class fishing, actually it's safe to say that Amsterdam is the 'Zander' capital of the world. You can fish from the shore - street fishing is incredibly popular here! - but hiring a fishing guide increases your chances dramatically. Here's an overview of the finest fishing guides - all certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association - who can take you out to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. By chartering a licensed guide, you're sure to go out fishing with a professional and reliable guide. Below you find more information such as tackle shops and where to buy your fishing license.
Daan Verbruggen is without a doubt one of the best anglers for Zander in the Netherlands. He has won several championships and is even Dutch National Champion Zander fishing. Daan loves to share his knowledge of both this illusive fish and the Amsterdam fishing grounds. Being basically the first official guide in 'The zander capital of the world', he has gained an incredible amount of experience when it comes to fishing and guiding in Amsterdam. Rates start from 125 euro. At this time his website GoSnoekbaars.nl is only in Dutch, but Daan speaks English very well. Daan is certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association. Just send him an email at info at gosnoekbaars.nl or give him a call at +31 (0)646404432.
Mike Dijkstra, certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association, is one of Amsterdam's great fishing guides: an easy going yet professional angler. Mike is a versatile fisherman with loads of international experience. Born and raised in Amsterdam, he knows where to find the best Zander spots, as well as pike and perch pegs. Vertical jigging and drop shot angling are effective and fun ways to catch Zander and perch, but Mike also likes to target huge pike on huge flies. So whatever kind of fishing you're into, Mike is a heck of a guide who loves to take you out for an unforgettable fishing trip. Rates start from 175 euro for a 4 hour fishing trip. Check out all details at FishingAdventures.nl.
When in Amsterdam, every angler should pay a visit to the awesome tackle shop Hengelsport 2000. The store is specialized in carp and predator fishing and offers an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to fishing in and around Amsterdam. The shop is owned and managed by Bob, famous for his predator fishing video's on Youtube. When visiting the store, you will be amazed by the incredible amount of artificial baits, amongst which loads of superb Savage Gear articles. If you're into pike, Zander or carp fishing, this is without a doubt the place to go! Hengelsport2000 is located at a stone's throw distance from Amsterdam: Kruidenhof 10, 1112 PS Diemen. Visit the website of Hengelsport2000.