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.
.. no driving .. Ask for details of 2014 departures. Holidays are generally for 7 nights/10 days.
Great March / April Bargains Sailing from Hull on overnight cruise sailings.
DUTCH ANGLO FESTIVAL 2014 (accommodation base Citta Romana)
We are now taking bookings for the Dutch Anglo Festival. Organisers Pat McEvoy (07813949927) and Jan Van Schendel.
The festival runs over 2 weeks and the accommodation dates are from 19th & 26th April.
Week 1 : Four day festival decided on weight, all four weights to count
Week 2 : Four day festival decided on points, best three results to count
All matches 4 hours duration with 1 hour pre-baiting
Fishing Monday - Thursday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday knock ups
Call now to book on these well run events (01246 221717 ask for Frank)
FISHING LICENSE/PERMITS/INFORMATION. Go online to De Catfish, Hollands premier tackle shop located close to Europort at Helloevetsluis. Order your licence on line at Decatfish@gmail.com. Some accommodations also sell license/permits. We supply you with a list of tackle shops where it is easy to buy your fishing license 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 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 waters 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 and cheap particle feed. Add it to your brown crumb or loose feed as if it were casters. Travels well 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.
License/permits: You will need to buy a one year license 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, 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 this 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 vehicles up to 2.4 metres high. Excellent value on board meal package.. £46 pp return for dinner and breakfast if pre booked. Supplement applies. (Not applicable for cars, 4x4, minibus).
Harwich to the Hook with Stena Line. Daily/nightly sailings provide high standards of comfort and great on board facilities. You get a cabin and a good nights sleep on the overnight sailings. Shops, restaurant and bars provide good standards of facilities. New ships and low low prices now available. Supplement for vans.
Ferry Crossings to Holland (Newcastle - Amsterdam)
Our Newcastle to Amsterdam (IJmuiden) ferry service connects the North-East of England (UK) to northern Holland with a daily, overnight service from Newcastle.
If you want to take your car to Europe, then use our daily ferry to Holland, sailing overnight from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
Taking a ferry to Holland is a convenient and relaxing way to travel. Departing from Newcastle, UK at 17:00, relax and enjoy the great onboard facilities available including bars, restaurants, cafes and cinemas as you cruise overnight, arriving in Amsterdam (IJmuiden) in Holland at 09:30 local time.
After a relaxing overnight crossing, you have the freedom of the open road. Head directly into Holland's capital, Amsterdam, or go off the beaten track and explore the rest of Holland and beyond with your car. With the convenience of taking your own vehicle and no baggage restrictions, taking a ferry to Holland is the relaxing, stress-free way to reach Europe.
The Newcastle-bound ferry departs Amsterdam (IJmuiden), Holland at 17:30 local time, arriving in England at 09:00 (UK time) the following day.
There is a supplement for vans on all routes. Check at time of booking.