Sea fishing

Sea fishing aboard De Mercuur, based in Den Helder, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experienced. Our experienced crew will help you catch lots of mackerel and/or cod. While fishing, you can enjoy our spacious canteen and modern galley. You can reach us by calling +31 (0)227 511 417 or sending an e-mail to info@sportvisserijmercuur.nl. Book your day of sport fishing now.

SEA FISHING PACKAGE DEALS

When we go out for a day of sea fishing, we go out to catch either mackerel or cod, depending on the season.

Mackerel fishing

Season: June – September
Max. number of passengers: 72
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
Boarding fee: € 42,-
All-in package: € 64,-

  • Boarding fee
  • Complete rod rental
  • 1x coffee
  • 3x beer or soft drink
  • Meatball sandwich
  • Ham or cheese sandwich

Cod fishing

Season:  October – end of May
Max. number of passengers: 55
Time:  8 am – 4 pm
Boarding fee: € 42,-
All-in package: € 64,-

  • Boarding fee
  • Complete rod rental
  • 1x coffee
  • 3x beer or soft drink
  • Meatball sandwich
  • Ham or cheese sandwich

 

Captain’s Dinner € 17 per person

  • Marrowfat peas with bacon
  • fried onion rings
  • piccalilli
  • Amsterdam onions
  • fried bacon
  • gammon
  • apple sauce
  • salad

Fighter’s Fried Rice € 14.50 per person

  • Fried rice
  • acar
  • Prawn crackers
  • meatballs in sauce
  • satay with peanut sauce
  • rendang daging

BBQ package € 22.50

  • Hamburger
  • bbq sausage
  • 2 skewers of satay
  • gammon
  • herb butter baguette
  • various sauces
  • 2 salads

WHAT DO I NEED TO GO SEA FISHING?

To catch delicious fish, you need a good rod, including fish lead and a paternoster. You can bring your own rod, of course, but you can also rent a rod from us for a mere € 15. You can also purchase fishing lead and paternosters separately on board. A filleting knife is indispensable for cleaning your catch. If you do not have one, you can also purchase one on board. If you want to enjoy your freshly caught fish at home, it is best to take a cooler with you.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY OF SEA FISHING

Although our skipper will take you to rich fishing areas, you can maximise your chance of catching a lot of fish by taking these tips to heart:

  • Fish do not have ears, as such, but they can hear sound. By staying nice and quiet, you can avoid scaring off the fish.
  • If you use a thin line, you will be able to cast your rod further than with a thick line, giving you a greater range. Besides, the current is less likely to get hold of your line.
  • Be generous with worms. Large cod and mackerel will not be tempted by one measly worm. For a greater chance of a nice catch, use at least four or five large worms per hook. The more bait you put on the hook, the higher the chance that you will catch a big fish.
  • Clean your gear thoroughly after sea fishing. The salty air can greatly reduce the lifespan of your equipment. To limit wear, you can lubricate the ends of your rod, the parts that slide into each other, with candle wax. This also prevents these parts from getting stuck in damp weather.

DELIGHTFUL DAY OF SEA FISHING ABOARD DE MERCUUR

De Mercuur is a very stable ship, measuring 40 metres long and 8 metres wide, and forms a great backdrop for a wonderful day of sea fishing. The spacious deck, which boasts two sturdy fishing tables, gives you plenty of room to fish at your leisure and clean your catch. The ship meets all the requirements set by the shipping inspectorate and is therefore considered safe.

Looking to recover from a long day of fishing? No problem! Below deck, we have a lovely canteen, where you can enjoy the delicious bites served up by our modern galley.

Renting De Mercuur for a day of sport fishing

You can also rent De Mercuur for groups, so that you can enjoy a day of undisturbed fishing with your friends, company or organisation. The rental prices for our modern ship are as follows:

Mackerel fishing

Monday through Thursday: € 1.500,-
Friday: € 1.700,-

Cod fishing

Monday through Thursday: € 1.500,-
Friday: € 1.700,-

For a perfect finishing touch to a day on De Mercuur, book our BBQ package deal. For only € 22.50, you can enjoy the following during a day of sport fishing:

  • 4 meats
  • 2 salads
  • herb butter baguette
  • various sauces

SEA FISHING CATCH REPORTS

De Mercuur frequently sees some great catches on its trips. Here are some of our recent catch reports.

13 August

Caught plenty of mackerel again. Catches are looking up, and we couldn’t be happier!

25 July

Great weather, caught lots of mackerel. We cancelled the afternoon session because of the weather. The ship has been rented out for tomorrow, but we still have spots available for the rest of the week.

22 July

Great catch on 22 July.

18 July

Some lovely pictures of the evening session on Sunday 18 July. In addition to being a great angler, the skipper of De Mercuur is also a tremendous photographer!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SEA FISHING?

If you have any questions about sea fishing, sport fishing, cod fishing or mackerel fishing, or if you would like to book a trip, please contact us. You can reach us by calling +31 (0)227 511 417 or sending an e-mail to info@sportvisserijmercuur.nl. You can make a booking via our booking calendar.