Seasons come and go… Here are some thoughts about regulations

The Dutch season closed a few weeks back and as we noticed early on, the absence of any winter at all implicated that most pike already spawned and zander were already on their nests at half way March. How will this affect the rest of the season?


To me, the closed season in the Netherlands is a weird one. I have mixed feelings about these regulations. They feel outdated and out of place. At the same time, it is good to have a window with hardly any fishing pressure, though it would be great of commercial fishing