His grandmother’s fishing stories inspired Mike Stalenhoef to get involved in fishing at an early age. In a local canal he soon caught his first eels and sticklebacks with worms he dug himself. It didn’t stay at these first catches. The local canal also had a healthy population of pike and perch. Mike’s love for fishing predatory fish was born. Through the years he has specialised in fishing zander. This resulted in entering in many zander competitions with his brother as team mate, of which he managed to win a few.
Mike’s fishing boat is stationed at his house boat in the Zaan, he is able to go fishing whenever he wants in his local waters, like the Alkmaardermeer, Noordzeekanaal and De Zaan. All of these prime locations are just around the corner for Mike. Looking for a fun and educational day on the water? Look no further than Mike Stalenhoef. He can show you how to perfectly use several techniques, like vertical and diagonal jigging, dropshotting, trolling, casting lures and finesse float fishing techniques with dead bait.
Home base: Zaandam / Amsterdam
Location: Zaan, IJ, Noordzeekanaal, Alkmaardermeer.
Boat: Fully equipped Alumacraft Competitor 165 Tiller (max. 3 persons).
Techniques: Zander: vertical and diagonal jigging, dropshot, trolling, bait fishing.
Tackle: Rods, reels and lures on board for clients to use.
Extra: Lunch, coffee/tea, soup, soft drinks included. Photos by e-mail.