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Colleague fishermen have affectionately nicknamed Hans Wowijs ‘gold nugget’, on account of the many big fish he has landed. These catches, however, are much more than pure luck. Hans has a way to enforce luck using years of international experience and expertise. Besides, Hans loves to try out new stuff. He and Henk Rusman were at the cradle of jerkbait-fishing in The Netherlands. If northern pike is the species you are after, Hans is the guy to hire.

Besides artificial lures Hans loves to fish with natural baits from a boat and from the shore. He’ll be happy to show you the tricks of the trade during a guided session. Hans has another passion: fishing for carp. Practically all well-known big fish in The Netherlands have at one time visited his landing net. Hans will gladly share his wide knowledge on carp fishing with his clients. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better carp guide.

Home base: Sassenheim
Location: Vinkeveense plassen, all the sand-extraction pits around Leiden and Amsterdam, with the Kagerplassen as his favourite. All the canals of Leiden and surrounding areas.
Boat: A fully equipped Rana 14 and five meter Monark, with a 30 hp Yamaha. Max. two persons.
Techniques: Casting jerkbaits and other lures, trolling lures and deadbaits, zander fishing with soft plastics and shore based static fishing with deadbaits in sand extraction-pits.
Tackle: Rods, spinning and baitcasting reels available for clients. Plenty of lures on board.
Extra: Lunch: sandwiches, soup and coffee/tea included. Deadbaits also included.