Home Town: Zaandam

Born: Feb 25 1964

Wife: Diana

Boat: Alumacraft Competitor 165 Tiller

Motor: Suzuki 50 hp 4-stroke

# of years fishing: 47

# of years competing: 9

Angling hero: My grandfather Willem Renting

Favorite technique: Dead baits - Soft baits

Favorite lake: Alkmaardermeer

Favorite river: Zaan

Favorite food: Diana’s chicory ham and cheese dish

Favorite music: Pop music  

Favorite movie: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


Why I love to fish:

"Because of the many fishing stories my grandma told me about my grandfather Willem Renting I came in contact with sport fishing at an early age. I was about 6 years old when I caught my first fish in one of the canals in Amsterdam. With my bamboo fishing rod, I went looking for little fishes. In that same canal, the Hoornsloot, I caught my first eels and perch with nightcrawlers I collected myself. Not much later I landed my first pike. The love for fishing for predators was born".


Major Accomplishments:


1e place NKS Maas 2001 (overall)

1e place NKS Gooimeer 2001 (individual)

1e place NKS ’t IJ 2001 (individual)

10e place NKS De Ijssel 2002 (overall)

2e place NKS De Ijssel 2004 (overall)

6e place NKS De Ijssel 2005 (overall)

6e place NKS Rhederlaagse Meren 2005 (overall)

7e place NKS De Ijssel 2006 (overall)

5e place NKS Beekse Bergen 2006 (overall)


NKS is the official Dutch championship for zander fishing.


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