Home town: Zaandam 

Born: Feb 25 1964 

Wife: Diana        

Boat: Fully rigged Alumacraft Competitor 165 Tiller

Motor: Suzuki 50 hp 4-stroke

Favorite technique: Dead bait / jigging with soft baits 

Favorite lake: Alkmaardermeer 

Favorite river: Zaan 

Favorite canal: North Sea Canal 

Favorite food: Diana's chicory ham and cheese dish 

Favorite movie: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 

Why I love to fish:
"Because of the many fishing stories my grandma told me about my grandfather 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 Hoorn sloot, I caught my first eels and perch with nightcrawlers I collected myself. Not much later I landed my first pike. Then 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: official Dutch championship for zander fishing.