Lure Fishing Guide

Thrilling freshwater fishing awaits you in the stunning Dutch River Delta. Let Lure Fishing Guide take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and out onto this peaceful paradise. Explore the winding waterways that make up these productive shores as you target some serious fish.

Captain Thom Prüst has over 40 years of fishing experience. A specialist in light tackle jigging, he knows exactly what it takes to reel in the biggest monsters these rivers can offer. Fluent in 5 languages, he’s happy to welcome avid anglers from all over the world to experience the Netherlands’ best fishing grounds.

His 5 m Crestliner aluminum fishing boat is just the vessel to guide you around these waters. Light yet sturdy, she’s adept at staying afloat in any level of water, while also making sure that you can navigate the twists and turns. You’ll speed off to the fishing grounds thanks to the 40 HP Yamaha engine, before the wireless trolling motor works its magic and guides you across the shallower waters.

Home to Pike, Perch, and Zander, there’s no shortage of thrilling fish for you to tackle. Expect some rod-bending action as you use a range of lures on the end of light tackle to attract these beasts. The Pike grow up to over 50 inches, so get ready for some heavy lifting as you test your skills and strength to reel in one of these beauties.

Everything you need is waiting for you on board. All you need to do is grab your fishing licence for €10, dress appropriately to protect against the conditions, and hop aboard. Come and explore Europe’s largest freshwater tidal range with Lure Fishing Guide! If you’re looking for a more family-friendly alternative, check out Thom’s other listing called Perchhunters.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – April/May
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    price breakdown
    Artificial lure fishing is prohibited in the Netherlands during the months of April and May, however, this doesn't mean you can't go fishing! Your guide will provide worms to use as bait and take you on a spring adventure where you'll explore and fish the Dutch River Delta. The slightly higher rate will cover the cost of the bait you'll use so just make sure you get a fishing license, dress appropriately, and let your experienced guide put you on fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Mar 31
    price breakdown
    Explore the Dutch River Delta on this 8-hour trip. Spend your day working your way around the winding rivers, inlets, creeks, and islands that make up these productive fishing grounds. Troll to entice the bite of some monster fish and get ready for an intense battle against Pike, Perch, and Zander. These continental-wide favorites grow to incredible sizes and you'll have to use all your skills and strength to reel 'em in. Experienced anglers will love it as you get your fish on in some stunning waters.
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About the Captain

Thom Prüst
Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
32 Fishing Reports
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
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.

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
2 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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Customer Reviews

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107 cm (42 inches)
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Sebastian S.
Berlin, BE

Fishing with Thom

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
Wir hatten eine super Zeit bei Thom. Er hat uns viel erklärt und gezeigt. Wir haben super gute Fische gefangen. Thom hat uns...
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