Kayakfisher

Go out on a fishing adventure with Kayakfisher and see the best of river and lake fishing in the Netherlands! Team up with Captain Frans Boonstra and let him take you to one of the numerous bodies of water in the heart of the country, that are as productive as they’re beautiful.

Not only do you get a chance to fish in a new, exotic location, but you’ll do it out of a paddle kayak, which opens new fishing horizons. Your guide has 3 Hobie kayaks and can take up to 3 people out. You will be paddling surrounded by beautiful scenery until you get to the best spot, and then it’s your time to shine.

You will be going after all the local favorites, including Northern Pike, European Perch, and Zander. Capt. Frans is a Zander expert and he’ll know exactly what to do to put you on that bite. Trolling, spinning, and casting are the name of the game, depending on what you’d like to catch.
The use of live bait is not allowed in the Netherlands, so you’ll mostly be using an array of lures.

Another perk of fishing with Frans is that you don’t have to worry about bringing your gear, he will provide quality rods, reels, and all the necessary tackle. Bear in mind that everything you catch, you should release, but you can snap a couple of good photos of your catch beforehand.

On your side, you should buy a fishing license, and pack drinks and food for the trip. It’s also recommended to come in boots and warm clothing. If you’re coming with children, they should be 10 and older – Capt. Frans will have life jackets for the whole family.

Try something different and fun and go fishing with Kayakfisher – chances are you’ll be hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing with kids
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $61
    154 / 5.000 Vertaalresultaten Help, my child wants to fish and I don't know how! In that case, I will gladly take you and your child under my wing for a few hours to learn (better) fishing.
  • Private trip
    Zander workshop
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $153
    learn (better) fishing for pike perch during this 4-hour workshop where of course there is mainly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $163
    Spend your morning fishing in a beautiful river or lake from a unique Hobie paddling kayak. With Capt. Frans at the helm, you'll be on the fish like European Perch, Zander, and Northern Pike in no time. Buy your fishing license before the trip, and bring some snacks and drinks to stay energized.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $163
    You don't have to be an early riser to enjoy great fishing and beautiful nature, just book an afternoon version of this 4-hour trip, and you're ready! You'll be casting your line out of a paddle kayak to catch Pike, Perch, or Zander, depending on which river or lake you're fishing. Don't forget to buy a fishing license, and some snacks and drinks will do you good as well.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $214
    When you're looking for a memorable fishing experience, this 7-hour trip on the gorgeous waters of the Netherlands might be just the thing! Join Capt. Frans, choose a paddle kayak and head out to discover the best fishing spots for Zander, Pike, and Perch. Remember to get your fishing license before you hit the water, as well as plenty of drinks and food to last the day.
  • Private trip
    Boatfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $127
    A day of fishing for predatory fish such as zander, pike, perch and asp with a small simple motor boat. Maximum number of people: 2.
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About the Captain

Frans Boonstra
Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since September 2019
I've been fishing all my life, and in 2018, I decided to dedicate my career to doing what I love. I'm addicted to catching predatory fish, especially Zander. I enjoy teaching people how to fish, sharing passion and knowledge with my clients, and showing them a good time in beautiful nature. I love being outdoors, catching fish, and I love even more sharing that experience with other avid anglers.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hobie (Kayak) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 1HP manpower engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 3.5 knots.

Length
13 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Berkley’s rods, Spro, Shimano gear
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 10, life jackets provided
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Bank Transfer

Recent Fishing Reports

Big ides on De Krommerijn
Big ides on De Krommerijn
July 28, 2022
Today I was allowed to arrange a fishing trip that the wife had received as a surprise from her husband. It took getting used to the techniques we were using so it was difficult for my clients to catch fish. And when a nice pike finally grabbed the baitfish from my female guest, this fish was unfortunately lost. Because there are many large ides and asps on this water, I had thrown bread into the water all day long. And finally we saw the long-awaited eddies on the surface of the water. After I caught a big ide, my male guest also switched to ide fishing. And he knew that game right away. After a few big roaches he also caught a beautiful ide. On the way back we trolled and that resulted in 2 fat bass in the last 10 minutes.
Kayakfishing on De Overijsselse Vecht
Kayakfishing on De Overijsselse Vecht
July 26, 2022
This day I had the honor of hosting a birthday trip. On special request I came to water that is in the vicinity of the customer. That meant figuring out what could work well here. When the customer felt light bites I tried a smaller hook and then found out which baitfish was swimming around here. I caught a few of those to use as bait. But... there were no bites on this bait. So I advised a shad that matched the baitfish in color. And that worked for my guest; in addition to a missed bite and a pike shooting off the surface, a nice pike came on board. And I caught some nice perches myself with a smaller bait because I didn't want to catch the pike for my client.
Kayakfishing on De Krommerijn
Kayakfishing on De Krommerijn
July 13, 2022
Today we were with my Hobie-kayaks on the small river called Krommerijn in Holland. My guest came from South Africa and wanted to learn fishing in Holland. And he was lucky or ..... a good angler. Anyway, he catched his first pike ever in 8 minutes under the bridge where we started. Most of the time it brings bad luck to catch the first fish so early. But not today on the 13th (!) of July. After this pike he catched a beautiful zander and... another pike and another zander and another pike. And half way our trrip we catched some small perches and gobles from shore just for the fun and because they were new species for my guest. So we had a great day and some very nice catches in beautiful surroundings.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Kresimir C.
Tilburg, North Brabant
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 days of fishing in sunny March

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing on March 16, 2022
Great 3 days of fishing with Frans! The weather served us good as we started with street fishing in Utrecht where Frans introduced...
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Christina C.
Berlin, Land Berlin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Our favorite Fishing-Guide

NEW  Fishing with kids on July 19, 2022
Every time we are in Oudega, we go fishing with Frans. Always kind and very confident with every kind of fish all our family...
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Rob D. V.
Lisse, South Holland
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day with Frans

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing on July 13, 2022
Was a great experiance. Frans knew the river really well, which methods would work best. 1st bite was within 10 minutes. And...
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Raphaela W.
The Hague, South Holland
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Super fishing-guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (AM) on June 23, 2022
We had a wonderful morning with Frans. My son loved this special experience. Everything was great!!!!
Raphaela W. recommends Kayakfisher
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Dennis W.
Lohmar, North Rhine-Westphalia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
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Full Day Trip in Utrecht with Frans Boonstra

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing on August 22, 2020
Ist was amazing and a really nice trip, the Captain was great und very friendly. We come back! 👍🏻
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FAQs about Kayakfisher

Kayakfisher offers the following trips to customers:
  • €60 per group - Fishing with kids (2 hours)
  • €75 per person - Zander workshop (4 hours)
  • €80 per person - Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €80 per person - Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €100 per group, additional €110 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (7 hours)
  • €125 per group - Boatfishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Kayakfisher, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Kayakfisher include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Berkley’s rods, Spro, Shimano gear)
  • Lures

Kayakfisher offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Kayakfisher offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Kayakfisher include:
  • Asp
  • Perch (European)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Pike Perch (Zander)