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!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Kayak Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
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    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
    Half Day Trip – Kayak Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
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    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
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    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.
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About the Captain

Frans Boonstra
Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands
1 Fishing Reports
Response time within an hour
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

Perch (European) Perch (European)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
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.

13 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Fishing Reports

Kayakfishing in the centre of Utrecht, t

July 10, 2020

This day we went fishing in the centre of Utrecht. A big (shopping) city with a beautiful old towncentre and famous for the big tower called the "Dom" whitch can be seen while paddling in the centre. It is… Read Full Report →