The Vinkeveense Plassen

A beautiful natural and recreational lake adorned with islands, nature reserves, and fantastic fishing spots. It's a unique location with an astonishing abundance of big pike, perch, and carp. On occasion, with a bit of luck, you can also encounter schools of sizable zander.

Furthermore, this lake boasts the cleanest and clearest water in the Netherlands.
The Fishing Area

Division of the Lakes

Moreover, this lake boasts the cleanest and clearest water in the Netherlands. The Vinkeveense Plassen is divided into three lakes: the northern lake, the southern lake, and the small lake, each of them significantly different from the others. The northern lake is very deep (reaching depths of up to 60 meters) and features several sand/mussel beds where large pike and numerous perch are often found.

Conversely, the southern lake is quite shallow (typically about three meters deep at most points, with a few pits reaching depths of 12-15 meters). This lake is also abundant in aquatic plants, some of which can grow up to 10 meters long, making them visible even on the water's surface. Many species of fish seek refuge among these long aquatic plants. In the small lake, the water is somewhat murkier, and there are numerous reed beds and lily fields where the fish hide among.

Activities on the Vinkeveense Plassen include swimming, fishing, boating, diving, and waterskiing.

Some typical fish species to see in The Netherlands (The Vinkeveen Lakes):

Esox lucius
Perca fluviatilis
Sander lucioperca
Cyprinus carpio carpio
Tinca tinca
Rutilus rutilus
Abramis brama
Anguilla anguilla
Blicca bjoerkna
Arctic char
Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus
Three-spined stickleback
Silurus glanis
Aspius aspius
Predatory bleak