Frank van Schaik

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I’m Frank van Schaik, 32 years old and I live in the center of the Netherlands, Utrecht.

Like most of us, I started fishing at a really young age with my father. Fishing for as many roach as we could or fish for pike by fishing with lures. After a couple of years enjoying this type of fishing, a friend gave me a video tape (yes, it’s a long time ago) about carpfishing. I think I watched this video a dozen times to see how they were doing this. I started fishing for carp with a float or just with a breadcrust. After I caught my first carp my addiction for carpfishing was born.

Nowadays, I’m fishing about 100 nights a year on canals and lakes. Every year I plan 2 longer trips to public waters in France. I also like to do some short trips to the north of France to fish the canals using the “hit and run” tactics.

Age:
32
Hometown:
Utrecht
Favourite Venue:
Public lakes or canals
EU PB:
23 kg
Bivvy:
Tempest Brolly V2
Rods:
Trakker Defy 12ft 3.5lb
Reels:
Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD
Bait:
Evolution Products
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I’m Frank van Schaik, 32 years old and I live in the center of the Netherlands, Utrecht.

Like most of us, I started fishing at a really young age with my father. Fishing for as many roach as we could or fish for pike by fishing with lures. After a couple of years enjoying this type of fishing, a friend gave me a video tape (yes, it’s a long time ago) about carpfishing. I think I watched this video a dozen times to see how they were doing this. I started fishing for carp with a float or just with a breadcrust. After I caught my first carp my addiction for carpfishing was born.

Nowadays, I’m fishing about 100 nights a year on canals and lakes. Every year I plan 2 longer trips to public waters in France. I also like to do some short trips to the north of France to fish the canals using the “hit and run” tactics.

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  • Deano’s Croatian Carping Adventure
    After a couple of years in the planning – and very nearly cancelling twice just weeks before this trip – I finally made my...
    November 12th, 2019
  • Confidence in a 6ft bag!
    It’s quite a regular occurrence that the talented photographer and team member Ben Hesketh clogs up our email with pixel perfection, but to receive...
    October 29th, 2019
  • Perfect Propulsion
    There are several things I look for in carp rods; performance, (including playability and casting), weight, build quality, looks and value for money.  When...
    October 14th, 2019
  • RESTORE, REFRESH and REVIVE  – Tony Welch
    Trakker are once again ‘One Step Ahead’ and have produced a range of products that will rejuvenate and extend the longevity of shelters, sleeping...
    July 4th, 2019
  • Seven Items I won’t Leave Home Without In Winter
    During the colder months there are many things that put a stop to any angler’s enjoyment of heading out on the bank. Its chilly,...
    March 1st, 2019
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