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
    Halve day trip - Boatfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $163
    A 4 hour trip of fishing for predatory fish such as zander, pike, perch and asp with a small simple motor boat. Maximum number of people: 2.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $224
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $254
    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
12 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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (33)
Relaxing Fishing Experience
Tolle Erfahrungen
Half Day trip with captain Frans, River Kromme Rijn, NL
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nicolijn Z.
Veenendaal, Netherlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Dagje vissen op de Linge

Fishing with kids on August 11, 2022
Wat hebben wij allemaal genoten van een dagje op het water! Schipper/captain/visser…. En vooral Meneer Frans… Geduldig,...
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Daren W.
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Relaxing Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (AM) on November 5, 2022
We booked a 4 hour trip with Frans.  He was a great fishing host, helping you with your bait and technique. Floating...
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Kresimir C.
Tilburg, Netherlands
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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, Germany
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Floris P.
Zutphen, Netherlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with master Frans

Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing on August 22, 2022
Voor het eerst met een hobykayak gevist op de kromme rijn en het was geweldig. Goede uitleg gekregen van meester Frans en we...
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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)
  • €80 per person - Halve day trip - Boatfishing (4 hours)
  • €110 per person - Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (7 hours)
  • €125 per person - Boatfishing (8 hours)

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

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)