Escape the industrial heartland of Rotterdam and discover an oasis of fishing, nature, and beauty with Perchhunters. The Biesbosch Natural Reserve is the largest freshwater tidal range in Europe. Its numerous rivers and wealth of islands have created plenty of creeks, inlets, and natural habitats for a range of exciting freshwater fish.

Captain Thom Prüst has been on the water for as long as he can remember. He was hooked on fishing as soon as he grabbed a rod, and loves nothing more than getting back to nature and going after some fish. He can’t wait to welcome you aboard to learn all about these stunning waters and to perfect your fishing skills.

Step aboard his 5 m Crestliner aluminum fishing boat and explore these productive waters. A light vessel, she can reach speeds of up to 23 knots thanks to the 40 HP Yamaha engine. Speed to the fishing grounds and, when you get to the shallow waters, let the wireless trolling motor keep you afloat.

Up to 3 guests are welcome aboard to enjoy this little piece of paradise. Head off from Lage Zwaluwe and start trolling right away for the bite of some of the continent’s most prized freshwater fish. Experienced anglers will relish the opportunity to do battle with a trophy-sized beast, while Capt. Thom will use all his experience to help any beginner.

The fish don’t know if you’re a beginner or an expert, so get ready for a thrilling day on the water – whoever you are! Perch can grow to 20 inches here, and Zander can reach up to 40 inches. There are plenty of these beauties just waiting to be caught. The main prize will be a monster Pike, though. Growing to over 50 inches, they may not be your everyday catch, but you’ll have a better chance here than anywhere!

Everything you need for a productive day on the water is included, including a hearty lunch to stay refreshed. Children over the age of 8 are welcome aboard to learn from Capt. Thom, so bring the family and make a day of it. Let Perchhunters take you back to nature.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Nov
    up to 3 persons
    Head out to the Biesbosch Natural Reserve and experience some extraordinary fishing in one of Europe's largest freshwater tidal ranges. These stunning waters are only matched by the beauty of their surroundings. Beginners and experienced anglers are welcome aboard to discover some trophy-sized Pike, Perch, or Zander, as you test your fishing skills for a full 8 hours.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (European) Perch (European)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Pike Perch (Zander) Pike Perch (Zander)

Boat Specs

Crestliner (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 40HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

16 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Thom Prüst
Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Member since March 2019
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At the age of 4 I started fishing for everything that swims and ever since the fishing virus never left me. In more recent years I specialised myself in light tackle diagonal jigging for Pike, Perch and Zander. I love fishing from my boat on big fresh water river systems and lakes. The hunt on huge waterbodies for predatory fish is as addictive as it can be rewarding. I just love it when I see that my guests are in control of their fishing and catch their dream fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Jeremy B.
Eindhoven, NB

Full day fishing!

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Had a great time with Thom.  He definitely knows the area well and is very welcoming to foreign fishermen.  He did...
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