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Juul Steyn - UFX Fishing Guide in Amsterdam

Sharing the passion for angling, that is the life goal of this enthusiastic Amsterdam fishing guide. As a 6 year old he got his first rod, as a teenager he competed in the World Championships Coarse Fishing and ever since his early twenties he has been working professionally in sport fishing.


From the late ‘90’s onward Juul worked as an editor and chief editor at the two leading Dutch angling magazines. In 2010 he started his own business and became a certified fishing guide in Amsterdam. In 2020 Juul published his first book, called ‘Denken als een vis’, in English ‘To think like a fish’. And that is exactly what he does: make you catch more and bigger fish by teaching you to think like a fish.


The reason that he moved to Amsterdam back in 2007 is the superb stocks of predator fish both in the inner city and the waters surrounding it. Juul lives on a houseboat with his fishing boat docked alongside. It’s safe to say that he’s got fishing on his mind 24/7.



Dutch, French, English.



Starweld 1600 SC, 50 HP Yamaha, Garmin Echomap Ultra 122SV, with Livescope and GT56 Transducer, Minn Kota 55 lb Terrova.

Fishing equipment

St. Croix rods (Legend Extreme and Premier) with Shimano Vanford spinning reels and Shimano Tranx casting reels, as well as other high-end fishing gear of Daiwa, Spro and Westin.



1977: Born along the banks of the river Meuse.

1983: Caught his first fish (with a carrot, he will tell you the story on board).

1994: Became 11th at the World Championships Coarse Fishing in Turin, Italy.

1998: First professional job in fishing: editor at sport fishing magazine Beet.

2006: Chief editor sport fishing magazine Hét Visblad.

2010: Starts his own guiding business in Amsterdam. 

2020: Publish his first book: 'Denken als een vis'. (Men's book of the year’ according to national newspaper NRC. Sold out in 2 months, third edition published within 6 months).

2021: Start as UFX Fishing Guide.


Chris de Ruijter - UFX Fishing Guide for the rivers & Veluwe randmeren

Passionate entrepreneur with a drive to put everything at a higher level than the average in a market. Passionate fisherman since he was 10 years old when he got a bamboo rod in his hand and caught one fish after another on a sunny summer day. In recent years Chris has specialized completely in predatory fishing from the boat.



Dutch, English, German.



Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC, 115 HP Yamaha V Max SHO, Garmin with Navionics watercharts, Garmin Livescope, Minn Kota Ulterra 80 Lbs front troller.


Fishing equipment

St. Croix, Savage Gear and Westin rods, Shimano, Okuma and Abu Garcia reels.


1977: Born in Nijmegen.

1987: First fish (hooked eversince).

2002: Started a career in consultancy.

2007: Sarted as an entrepeneur (founder of Leap. The Innovation Agency).

2018: Started as a fishing guide on the Kraaijenbergse Plassen near Cuijk.

2020: Co-founded UFX.

2021: Start as UFX Fishing Guide.


Thom Prüst - UFX Fishing Guide in the Biesbosch and Delta

Being a passionate angler and fishing guide, Thom is a real specialist of the Dutch river delta, one of the best fishing grounds in the world. Here, in these waters with it's mind blowing fishes,  anglers from all over the world are guided by Thom on a daily basis. Every day is a new opportunity for his guests to fish in this angler's paradise and to have a real chance of catching the fish of a lifetime.

When he's not guiding, Thom spends his day off on the water with his fishing mates. Always on the lookout for new spots, new techniques and big fish, trying to fullfill his ultimate angler's dream, catching a meter+ zander on his specialism: jigging with light tackle.



Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish.



Crestliner 1600 Vision Tiller, 60 HP Yamaha, Raymarine Axiom 9 RV with Navionics Autochart Live watercharts, Garmin LiveScope GLS 10 and Pantoptix LVS 32 and GT56 transducer with GPSMAP 8410XS and GPSMAP 922, Minn Kota Terrova 80 Lbs front troller with integrated Lowrance sonar.

Fishing Equipment

Savage Gear and St. Croix Rods, Okuma and Shimano reels, Savage Gear, Lunker City and Westin lures as well as other high-end tackle and gear.


1972: Birth of a passionate angler (can't remember much of it though).

1977: Start of my fishing career.

1981: Four years of self-education finally pays off, my first fish!

1982 - 2001: Decades of fishing.

2002: Start specializing in lure fishing.

2017: Start professional guiding for predatory fish.

2018: Participant Predator Tour .

2019: Participant Predator Tour & Lure Masters.

2020: Savage Gear Prostaffer for Lured Tackle Shop. Participant Alternative Predator Tour (ranked 4th). Co-founded UFX.

2021: Start as UFX Fishing Guide. Participant Predator Tour & Lure Masters.


Jeroen Kok - UFX Fishing Guide in Friesland & Veluwe randmeren

Having lived 30+ years abroad and fishing wherever his job took him, Jeroen decided to come home in 2018.  He chose the Province of Fryslan with its vast body of water teemed with fish. As someone who spent most of his free time outdoors, the step to start his guiding service was easily made.

Jeroen will guide you through the 38,000 acres of water to the spots to try and catch Zander, Perch and Northern pike. Techniques used: vertical fishing, casting, fireball, dropshot, c-rig,T-rig, ned-rig.



Dutch, English, German.



Baaiman 601 Fishing, equipped with a 70 HP Yamaha EFI. Garmin Network with GMS 10, LiveScope GLS 10 and Pantoptix LVS 32 and GT56 transducer with GPSMAP 923XSV and GPSMAP 723XSV as well as a Minn-Kota Terrova 80 LBS front troller with spotlock and i-pilot 


Fishing equipment

Abu Garcia, Westin, Shimano , Daiwa and other top of the line brands.



1965: One hell of a birthyear!

1970: First fish caught on a Cane Rod.

1975: First big pike caught on a spinner the start of it all.

1988: Moving abroad fishing all over the world.

2017: Help building Guiding and running the rental station on the Volkerak (Rheinlandboote).

2017 : Participant Luremasters.

2018: Moving back to the Netherlands. Starting Predator-Fishing-Holland guiding service and fishing boat rental.

2019:  Cooperation between Predator-Fishing-Holland and Yamaha Pro Fishing.

2020: Joining UFX.

2021: Start as UFX Fishing Guide.