On Saturday, 28th of October, 2023, Nautische Unie Hunfeld BV and Guiding Service Groningen are organizing the Predator Challenge 2023. After the success of last year, the same group of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and volunteers will be organizing the second edition of the Predator Challenge. 


The unique (or Challenge) aspect of this predator fishing competition is the fact that fishing takes place on several designated waters. The waters to be fished are Oldambtmeer and Schildmeer. Drawing on the day of the competition determines who is going to fish on which water. 30 boats go to Oldambtmeer and 30 boats to Schildmeer. Exchanging allocated water is not possible. A marshall boat from the competition management is available per water.

Lure Only

The Predator Challenge is a Lure Only competition. Fishing is only permitted with lures and it is not permitted to fish with dead bait. All techniques from the boat are also permitted.

Number of participants / boats

A maximum of 70 boats with 2 fishermen per boat (no more and no less) can participate in this Predator Challenge. Register quickly because full is really full! The boats are checked in the morning. The boats are labeled with the motor. Only boats with a label can participate in the Predator Challenge.


The costs for participation are € 90,00 per boat. You can only register via the Visgids Groningen website. Read the competition rules carefully before you register. It is provided for: coffee upon receipt measuring tape / board catch stickers a beautiful, well-filled prize table a warm buffet after the game

Catch registration

It is a Catch / Photo / Release competition. The photos of the catches must be sent to the competition management using a smartphone. The catches are sent to the organization via a simple but smart link, just like last year. Catches with catch stickers must all be photographed and shown on request. As a participant, it is in any case mandatory to have a smartphone with Whats App installed. For further details, please refer to the competition rules.

Global program

Starting location: Nautische Unie Farmsum registration between 5.30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

7.15 am briefing to all participants

7.30 am departure to competition waters

8.30 a.m. start of competition (after Marshall boat launch signal)

4 pm end of the match. No catches may be submitted after 4 p.m.

between 4 pm and 5 pm all back to the starting location

5.30 pm buffet start with subsequent prize giving

Competition rules

Read the rules! The competition has been registered with Sportvisserij Groningen / Drenthe.



Participant list Predator Challenge

Soon to be published  here for the list of participants so far, up to 60 boats can participate.

The race course

Fishing takes place on 2 waters. In the morning when the competition equipment is handed out, the water is allocated by boat during the draw. It is not allowed to trade. View the waters here.


Because there were huge differences in the numbers of catches at the previous edition, the organization decided to make 2 separate leaderboards. A number of overall prizes will be awarded, but also per water. Sponsors The Predator Challenge is not only a fun day but also a competition! Of course we have a wonderful prize table ahead. Navionics, Honda Marine, Raven Hengelsport, Nautische Unie, Sportfishunion Groningen/Drenthe and Guiding Service Groningen are at least the first sponsors for 2023! Last but nog least also SPRO will join the sponsoring team! 

Register Subscribe!

After registration, an email will be sent within 24 hours to the specified email address with a payment link. Pay as soon as possible after receiving the payment link. The link is only available for a limited time! Only fully completed forms are valid. After payment has been received a confirmation will be sent with a boat number, only then will the participation be final! The e-mail address provided will only be used for communication from and about the Predator Challenge and sending the payment link. Sender will be info@visgidsgroningen.nl. Did you not receive any mail in your inbox? Then check your junk mail / spam folder.