Source: Willem Vandenameele
Air angler in the Geul.
Fishing in the catchment area of the Geul is only allowed for members of one of the following angling associations. The Geul and side brooks are not included in the national list of fishing waters and with only a VIS card you are not allowed to fish there.
All fish species are prohibited from taking along (catch & release) and only lures (fly, spinner, spoon, plug and shad) are allowed upstream from the municipal boundary of Meerssen - Valkenburg, which is equipped with a single hookless hook. Night fishing is not allowed.
You can apply for a fishing licence and the VIS pass from a number of affiliated angling clubs, but most clubs have a member ban. On the side brooks angling is largely prohibited, these brooks are mainly managed to allow investigation and control of the water.
In the case of associations marked with an i, it is possible, under certain conditions, to fish on a day permit. For 3 closed associations, more data are only available on request.
From the Belgian border to the mouth of the Meuse, the following 12 associations together form the VBC Geul & Zijbeken:
i HSV Sint Petrus – Epen
i HSV de Forel – Mechelen
i HSV de Gouden Forel – Gulpen
i HSV Saibling – Nijswiller
i HSV de Eerste Beekforel – Wahlwiller
i HSV de Springende Beekforel – Wijlre
i HSV Sint Petrus – Schin op Geul
i HSV de Geulforel – Valkenburg
i HSV Sint Gerlach – Houthem
i HSV het Geuldal – Berg en Terblijt
i HSV Geduld Overwint – Meerssen
i HSV Ons Genoegen – Bunde
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