Thom Prüst - UFX Fishing Guide in the Biesbosch and Hollands Diep
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 LVS34, Panoptix PS30 down transducer and GT56 transducer with GPSMAP 8412XSV, GPSMAP 8410XSV and GPSMAP 922, Minn Kota Terrova 80 Lbs front troller with integrated Lowrance sonar.
Savage Gear and St. Croix Rods, Savage Gear reels, Savage Gear, and Lunker City 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.
2022: UFX Fishing Guide, Participant Predator Tour
Goran Krnjic - UFX Fishing Guide for Pelagic Fishing on Volkerak/ Hollands Diep & Haringvliet
Goran is the specialist within UFX in the field of pelagic fishing. It's no surprise that his nickname is Mr Pelagic Fantastic. He likes to take you on a hunt for the biggest zander, pike and… giant catfish. This fishery is all about knowledge of the water, fish and equipment. His fishing boat, Yamaha outboard, Garmin Livescope and PS30 together form a well-oiled machine with which he puts you on top of the fish. From that moment on, it's up to you to tempt your dream fish into a bite!
Dutch, Serbian, Croatian.
Siegersma 5000T Tiller, 60 HP Yamaha, Garmin GPSMAP 102sv with two screens, Garmin GPSMAP 92sv with one screen, Garmin Livescope GLS10 transducer, Garmin PANOPTIX LVS34 transducer, Garmin Panoptix PS30 transducer, Garmin GT52 & GT56 transducer, Minn Kota Powerdrive 55lbs front troller.
Rods: Savage Gear, Westin, Sportex and HTO. Reels: Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia. Lures: Fox, Westin, Savage Gear, NEMO and Megabass.
1982: Born in (then) Yugoslavia (Serbia). The fishing rod was my favorite toy from the age of 6, at the age of 9 I caught my first zander and a year later my first catfish of my life. That fish was already heavier than me back then.
1995: In this year I came to the Netherlands and here I immediately picked up fishing again.
2006: This was the year I got my first bellyboat, and a whole new world opened up for me.
2011: The year I fished my first, and certainly not last, international bellyboat competition.
2015: Dutch Champion bellyboat fishing. After this I switched to 'real' boats.
2020: Start as a fishing guide. After many years of experience and success, I wanted to share this knowledge and experience with others. Since then I have specialized further in the 'pelagic game'.
2020: participation in NKS and Predator Tour
2021: participation in NKS and Predator Tour
2022: participation in NKS and Predatortour resulting in 15th place on Predatortour (150 participating boats)
2022: Start as UFX Fishing Guide
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
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.
2022: UFX Fishing Guide.
Juul Steyn - UFX Fishing Guide in Amsterdam & Gooimeer
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.
Siegersma Cast King 5.10 Console, 70 HP Yamaha, 2x Garmin Echomap Ultra 122SV, with Livescope and GT56 Transducer, Minn Kota 80 lb Ulterra.
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.
2022: UFX Fishing Guide.