International anglers

Welcome to Dutch Angling club ‘Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee’

Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee (SGO) is de name of an angling club in the South-West part of the Netherlands, located about 52 km south of Rotterdam. 

The name of our hometown is Dirksland, a small village located on the beautifull delta island Goeree-Overflakkee. An impression…

Although we have lots of members fishing at the Northsea, we are mainly a freshwater angling club.

Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee was founded on January 1, 2007 when three different angling clubs decided to join strenghts in one new angling club. The name for the new founded angling club became “Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee”

Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee has over 1000 registered members, including youth, senior and international members. From all registrated members a number of approx 200 members are active in competition- or during recreational activities in the different divisions of Middelharnis, Oost-Flakkee, Dirksland and Goedereede. Lots of volunteers support several committees for match, carp, youth and senior members.

Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee is a member of the Sportvisserij Zuidwest Nederland of Anglers in South-West Netherlands and the Dutch National interest group of Sportvisserij Nederland.

For all freshwater fishing activities on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee you need to have a:

> Fishing pass (VISpas) of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee, including the accompanying booklet entitled Lists of Fishing Waters

> Registered license (List of Fishing Waters of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee) for fishing in all waters owned by our angling club.

Learn more about fishing in the Netherlands

The VISpas information (PDF) is also available in:  




As a fishing enthusiast you will have to pay heed to a number of laws and rules, for example, relating to required fishing documents, periodic bans on certain bait and fish types, minimum size fish and protected fish.

For fishing activities in water of the National Federation South-West  Netherlands arround the island of Goeree-Overflakkee (like Haringvliet, Volkerak, and Grevelingen) you only need a registered FishingPass (VISpas 2019), including the accompanying booklet entitled Lists of Fishing Waters.

Please be aware

Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee has fishing rights only for inland fishingwater on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee as mentioned on page 2 of our licence (List of Fishing Waters Angling Club Goeree-Overflakkee).

It is strictly prohibited to fish in all other inland waters on Goeree-Overflakkee, who are not mentioned in the List of Fishing Waters of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee.

Violation of the fishing rules as describted in your VISpas
and licence documents can lead to serious fines !!

Before planning any fishing trip during your stay on Goeree-Overflakkee, please check your licence and terms of conditions carefully in advance to avoid serious fines and penalties during checks by control civil servants and law-enforcement officers of the National Federation of Anglers, local police, or control servants of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee.

Where to buy a VISpas or License of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee? 
You can buy your VISpas 2019 and local fishing licence of Sportvisserij Goeree-Overflakkee at the following shops on the island:

Many thanks for visiting our website, wishing all anglers the very best and many fish to catch on our magnificent Dutch island Goeree-Overflakkee !