Captain
Thom Prüst

Member since March 2019 Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Background
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.
Techniques
My preferred technique for the Biesbosch is trolling with small cranckbaits over those underwater edges convincing those pike and perch to make a go for it. Or stop the boat, and cast soft lures over the weeds to see those big pike just come rushing out and strike really hard.

Hey, I'm Captain Thom Prüst

Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Background
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.
Techniques
My preferred technique for the Biesbosch is trolling with small cranckbaits over those underwater edges convincing those pike and perch to make a go for it. Or stop the boat, and cast soft lures over the weeds to see those big pike just come rushing out and strike really hard.

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Fishing Reports

Catching the big one!

June 28, 2020

Spike is a regular customer that visits me a lot. We have had great days of catching and great days of fishing, never letting lack of success in catching harm the joy of fishing. Yesterday was one of those… Read Full Report →


Pike fishing comes with a surprise

June 23, 2020

When fishing for pike with big baits, you can catch big zanders once in a while. Read Full Report →


Monster day

June 19, 2020

And sometimes you only catch BIG...... what a day! Read Full Report →


Two days in summer

June 13, 2020

Matt caught pike on day 1, one 101 cm (40") big monster and zander up to 70 cm (27.5") on day 2. Read Full Report →


Hunt for kilo perch

June 01, 2020

The target was a kilo perch and we worked our way slowly up with the last perch being the much wanted kilo perch with a length of almost 45 cm. A great trip with a total amount of 24… Read Full Report →


Sunny river fishing

May 28, 2020

Pike were hunting at the zander spot. Great river fishing in the sun. Read Full Report →


Grand slam and lots of zander

May 21, 2020

This extremely hot day brought over 20 zander in the boat. Regular customer Niels added a nice perch and pike to it, completing the grand slam. Read Full Report →


When perch don't bite, we can still coun

May 09, 2020

Our target was perch and although we caught 5 good perches it was nothing compared to the 23 zander that we hammered. Read Full Report →


Spring zander

May 08, 2020

Spring is always good for catching zander. Read Full Report →


A new PB Perch

April 28, 2020

Fishing in corona times in the Dutch river delta. Perches, zander and a few asps made our day. Read Full Report →


Jumbo perch fishing

April 24, 2020

Jumbo perches, double hookups, over 50 fish in the boat.... what more can an angler wish for? Read Full Report →


Experience is not required

April 23, 2020

My niece and nephew joined me on a trip. They proved themselves quickly with some real nice fishes. Read Full Report →


Amazing fishing

April 22, 2020

Even in covid-19 times we can go out, taking into consideration of course the necessary precautions. April and May are the perfect months to hunt for the big perches. Read Full Report →


Fishing bonanza

April 15, 2020

One of our most incredible trips, all fish caught on Canadian nightcrawlers: 11 pike, 19 zander, 10 perches and 5 asps Read Full Report →


April is the time for perch... big perch

April 10, 2020

April is the month where big perches can be caught. The only thing you need to do is have patience, be perseverant and then, when you find them: just keep on hammering. And as you can see, also zander… Read Full Report →


Worm fishing in Corona times

April 08, 2020

Artificial lures are prohibited in April, but as you can see, nightcrawlers work just as fine. Just under 20 fish in the boat and all kinds of species. Read Full Report →


Last catches of March

March 27, 2020

Our last trips with lures delivered mostly pike and a few other predators. Read Full Report →


Pike mania in Biesbosch Natural Reserve

March 21, 2020

A small shad, slowly bumping over the ground gives us hard bites! Read Full Report →


Fighting the elements

February 25, 2020

It's all about enjoying nature, working hard and finally catching fish! Read Full Report →


When they bite all day long

February 01, 2020

This trip in Biesbosch Natural reserve brought plenty amount of pike in the boat. Unfortunately the really big ones weren't at the appointment today, but even though we had lots of fun with great fishing. Read Full Report →


Biesbosch - home of the northern pike

January 26, 2020

Due to the total absence of winter the pike are still on the shallow banks just waiting for us to catch them. Small lures are the key Read Full Report →


Big mama!

January 25, 2020

Sometimes the fish are just BIG!!!! This was such a day. Read Full Report →


Zander fishing turned into pike fishing

January 22, 2020

We went out to catch zanders, but they showed little interest in our lures. So the river pikes made our day. Read Full Report →


Jack pikes

January 20, 2020

Unfortunately the pikes were all small, but at least we caught many. Twelve Biesbosch pike came for a short visit into our boat. Read Full Report →


Pike fishing in Biesbosch natural reserv

January 12, 2020

After hours of fruitless fishing, changing to small soft baits made all the difference! Read Full Report →


Starting 2020 with big and small fish

January 10, 2020

A fishing trip with one of my mates brought us great fishing. Even the tiniest zander couldn't resist our lures. Read Full Report →


Last fish of 2019

December 29, 2019

Just before the end of the year we had a great day at the Dutch Delta. 20 fish in the boat and all big ones.. Read Full Report →


Bonus perch

December 27, 2019

An early winter pike trip resulted in six pikes, the biggest measuring 83 centimeters, all caught on the shallow banks fished with a Savage Gear Herring shad. In the evening, on our way back to the harbor we closed… Read Full Report →


Winter fishing for zander

December 22, 2019

Slow vertical fishing with Savage Gear Fat T-Tail Minnow softbaits delivered us the fish we were looking for. In this time of year we expected the fish to be at depths of 9 meters or more but we started… Read Full Report →


Winter river fishing

December 16, 2019

Vertical fishing was the key to success on the river Waal. Beautiful zanders and nice perches couldn't resist our lures as long we fished them sloooowly. Read Full Report →


Big fish time!

September 30, 2019

A four day fishing trip, casting softbaits in the rivers of the Dutch Delta. Double hookups, big perches, good size zanders an occasional asp, this is how fishing for big predatory fish is meant to be. Read Full Report →


All kinds of predators!

July 04, 2019

Big and small fish, different species, but above all: lots of fun fishing the Biesbosch Natural Reserve. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
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107 cm (42 inches)
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sebastian S.
Berlin, BE
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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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Eric H.
Germany
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
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Dudu G.
Ploieşti, Prahova
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VERIFIED   September 27, 2019
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Jeremy B.
Eindhoven, NB
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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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