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Pike perch fishing starts with finding the right location. Various spots along Lake Veluwe are good for pike perch fishing. Lake Veluwe was created from the Zuiderzee after the construction of the Afsluitdijk causeway and the IJsselmeer lake. The Bordering Lakes, including Lake Veluwe as you know it today, were created following reclamation of the Noordoostpolder and the Flevopolder. High volumes of pike perch can be found in the deeper parts of the lake. Ask at reception for more information about the best fishing spots and what bait is best to use when.

Fish types: ide, asp, zander and perch.
How to fish: with a small lure, spinner or fly (size 12 to 8), then reel in the line, varying as you go. In the current reel in firmly, turn.
Types of bait: choose between flies, red tags, pheasant tails, small, 3-4 cm brown/silver streamers (make sure you have enough backing, at least 50 m). Small pike plugs and small spinners. Snoekbaars Boat Rental provides these types of bait free of charge.


The zander doesn't like light and, during the day, will hide in the darker, deeper parts of a river or lake. Of course, this is very interesting information for the zander fisherman, because it means they can be fished somewhat predictably.
During the day, make sure to always fish under and around the bridges and pillars.

Stizostedion Lucioperca, known as the zander or glass-eye fish, originally came from Eastern and Middle Europe. However, since the end of the 19th century, the zander has also been stocked in the Netherlands, particularly for commercial fishing. They can reach sizes of 1.2 m long, but such large specimens are very rare and also very rarely caught. A zander of 80 or 90 cm would be considered big in our chilly country and are mostly caught in larger rivers. How many fishes will you catch?

Aad's fishing advice
Snoekbaarsvissen vraag raadDid you know Aad Lansbergen, the founder of Snoekbaars Bootverhuur is one of the most experienced zander fishers of the Lake Veluwe? More than twenty years he goes fishing twice a week (during the season) en catches around five zanders each trip. Would you like to know how he does it? Or do you want to know which bait he uses? During collecting the boat ask for Aad and maybe he’s able to give you the advice you need to reel in nice and mostly big zanders. Will you beat his record?!

About snoekbaars bootverhuur

Snoekbaars Bootverhuur is an initiative of Aad Lansbergen with close coorporation with EuroParcs. Aad Lansbergen is one of the house owners (eg at Europarcs Zuiderzee) at the first moment and with his twenty years of experience on fishing zanders from a boat, we dare to say with confidence that it is logical this expert will share his experience with you. He knows for sure you will be as excited about fishing as he is for years.

The boats are directly available for rent from EuroParcs Zuiderzee. Activities “Zander fishing at Lake Veluwe…” and “Sailing at Lake Veluwe” are part of the event program of EuroParcs and contribute to an even better experience during your vacation at the parc.

Contact information

EuroParcs Zuiderzee
Spijkweg 15
8256 RJ Biddinghuizen