It all began for me at the age of 13, when a friend took me fishing to the Berkel and the ASV Gescher club ponds, and I became fascinated with angling.
A year later at 14, I passed my fishing licence test so I could fish alone and became a member of the ASV Gescher club - where I celebrated my 40 years membership in 2015.
And so with my friend Matthias, and my short 1.80 m fiberglass rod, I went fishing often catching Roach, Bream, Carp and other coarse fish. In the 80’s I also took part in the Perch and Pike competitions at the club.
From 1985 to 2004 I was a dedicated Carp angler, fishing in a professional matter, putting many good fish on the scales.
The turning point came in 2004 when I started fishing the pole, but I also enjoy fishing with the match and feeder rod.
In 2009 and 2010, I fished with Roger Lickfeldt for Verpa Team Germany and learned how to fish with Bloodworm & Joker, gaining valuable experience from ‘The Team van het Jaar’ and also the IAM (International Anglers Meet) in 2009 on the Silo canal in Brandenburg.
Since 2011, I have fished regularly with Roger Lickfeldt on many different waters, and have also taken part in many De Karper Winterswijk competitions where I was able to achieve some good results.
In 2013 I was sponsored by einfachstippen.de and am now an integral part of this website. I take part in ‘einfachstippen.de on Tour’ events where we fish many different venues and fish with some of Europe’s top anglers, constantly learning new techniques to catch more fish.