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Anyone who wants to fish in public waters must be in possession of a valid fishing permit, which can be applied for online or bought from your local post office.

Fishing maps can be obtained, that give you an overview of the public fishing places, free of charge from your Provincial Fisheries Commission.



ProvincialeVisserijcommissie Limburg

    Universiteitslaan 1


    Tel: 011 23 72 90



Fishing in the 'Wijers'

The approximately 12-ha pond complex of Hengelhoef is known by fishermen at home and abroad. Carps weighing up to 15 to 18 kilograms have been known to be hooked. There are also numerous whitefish species and predatory fish, such as perch and pike. Fishing in Hengelhoef is allowed from 1 March to 30 November from sunrise to sunset.
You must be in possession of a permit and respect the regulations. A fishing subscription (including Limburgs Landschap membership fee) costs EUR 60/year for a maximum of three lines.
How to apply? Transfer EUR 60 to the account of Limburgs Landschap vzw BE28 4564 0220 0120, mentioning your surname, first name, and' fishing permit Hengelhoef'. You can expect the fishing pass through your letterbox within 10 days.

Limburgs Landschap vzw

    Visitors’ centreHengelhoef

    Hengelhoefdreef 6






In the woods in the middle of the ‘Wijers' lies the Bolderberg fishing pond with a cosy cafeteria. That’s also where the Gammarus Flying Fish Club is located. Always wanted to know how to tie a fly with natural materials? Or how to cast the fly fish line?

Book this unique experience and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Vrunstraat 155, Heusden-Zolder






On the ‘Schulensmeer’,you can go fishing and enjoy nature in one of the largest nature reserves inFlanders.


Demerstraat 60







In Bokrijk, you can fish in the Great Moffert on the edge of the park.You can catch pike, tench, common rudd and common roach. You do need a fishingpermit (allowance), available from the police on the estate.


Bokrijklaan 1, Genk




Park Den Dijk Initiatievijver

Instruction pond.

Moenshof, Zonhoven




Water sports


You can surf, kayak, row and sail on Flanders’ largest man-made lake, the ‘Schulensmeer’.


Demerstraat 60, Lummen



Recreatie park De Plas Kelchterhoef

The Limburg SurfingClub (LSK) organises surfing courses on 'De Plas'. As a member, you can kayak,sup (practise Stand up Paddling) and row. There is also an adventure andclimbing trail. For surfing, sailing and diving, please contact the FlemishAssociation for Water Sports (VVW).

Binnenvaartstraat, Houthalen-Helchteren




Openluchtzwembad Terlaemen (Open-air pool)
Kerkstraat 110, Heusden-Zolder

Recreatiepark De Plas Kelchterhoef (swimming lake)
Binnenvaartstraat, Houthalen-Helchteren

Recreatieoord Heidestrand (open-air swimming pool and swimming lake)
Zwanenstraat 105, Zonhoven

Vakantiepark Hengelhoef (beach pool and subtropical indoor pool)
Tulpenstraat 141, Houthalen-Helchteren

Vakantiecentrum De Bosberg (indoor pool for groups, subject to reservation)

Kelchterhoefstraat 10, Houthalen-Helchteren

Molenheidestraat 31, Houthalen-Helchteren



Boat trip on Albert Canal (Hasselt)

A boat trip on the Albert Canal will take you through the 'Wijers' in a different way. Shipping company Limburgia offers various cruise formulas.

Scheepvaartkaai 5D, Hasselt