As of 1 January 2007, the well known Sportvisakte (Sport Fishing Licence) and Grote
Vergunning were replaced by the VISpas (the Fishing Pass), which is available in
a handy credit card format. The VISpas allows you to fish in all waters stated in
the accompanying booklet entitled Lists of Fishing Waters. What does the VISpas exactly
With the VISpas and accompanying Lists of Fishing Waters in your pocket you
are allowed to fish in all waters stated in these lists. You may fish with two rods
and use all permissible bait. You possess one pass as evidence of membership to your
club, the federation and Sportvisserij Nederland. This saves a lot of paperwork.
You assist with proper control, fish stock management and the organization of competitions.
You are a member of Sportvisserij Nederland, and as a result you help to serve the
best interests of Dutch anglers, ensuring that you can and may continue to fish for
a long time to come.
More information As a sport angler you will have to pay heed
to certain legislation and rules. If you have questions about the VISpas, please
check our Frequently Asked Questionsstraight away to see if your question is among
them! Read the General Terms and Conditions of the VISpas and the KleineVISpas (the
Small Fishing Pass).