VISpas (Fishing Pass)
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 (Gezamenlijke Lijst van Nederlandse Viswateren). What does the VISpas exactly entail?
With the VISpas and accompanying Lists of Fishing Waters booklet 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 thus that you can and may continue to fish for a long time to come.
Learn more about Fishing Pass (PDF)
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 Questions straight 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).