Fishing

Port of Antwerp is a beautiful setting for anglers. While you’re waiting for the fish to bite there is always something going on for you to watch, on the quays, in the docks or on the river itself. Fishing is permitted at several places in the port.

Port of Antwerp is a beautiful setting for anglers. While you’re waiting for the fish to bite there is always something going on for you to watch, on the quays, in the docks or on the river itself. Fishing is permitted at several places in the port. To keep it that way, a number of rules have to be observed.

 

The main requirement is to have a Flemish fishing permit (“Visverlof”). You can buy one in any post office, or online at www.visverlof.be.

The fishing permits are valid for a period of one calendar year. Children younger than 14, accompanied by a parent or guardian in possession of a Flemish fishing permit do not need a permit themselves. If unaccompanied by such a person they can fish provided they have a young person's fishing permit ("Jeugdvisverlof"). In both cases they may only use one rod.

The Flemish river fishing regulations apply within the port area (www.natuurenbos.be).

 

Fishing under the aforementioned conditions is permitted at the following locations:

  • Bonaparte dock
  • Willem dock
  • Quays 20 and 22 of the Kattendijk dock (Oostkaai)
  • Quays 25, 26, 27 and 32 of the Hout dock
  • Quay 30 of the Asia dock - Quays 33 and 34 of the Kempisch dock
  • Quays 46 and 63 of the Suez dock
  • The East bank of Canal dock B2 from ABT/Delwaide dock as far as the Scheldt–Rhine Canal.

 

Attention! Fishing from a boat is not permitted anywhere in the port.

 

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