France- Paris (currently residing in Portland Oregon USA)
I have in the past done match fishing , pole fishing, predator and surf casting. I first tried fishing for carp in the early 80's I caught the fever, and have been Carp fishing for over 30 years.
For about the last 4 years I have been working with the Portland School district , working with special needs children making sure they are getting to and from school.
personal best :I don't weigh my catches , I don't really have a specific weight . I know only that I have caught big fish.
favourite venues :100% big rivers! I have spent most of my time on the Seine in Paris and for the past few years working the Columbia , Snake and Willimatte Rivers. I prefere the spots that are difficult to access that are wild and not easy to fish, what I consider challenging spots.
favourite rigs :To be honest I don't really have a favorite rig, I just go with the feeling.
favourite baits :Boilies meaty or fruty depends on the season.
other interests :
Sports specifically Boxing, Kick Boxing, Mua Thai and basket ball. I also enjoy playing some football (soccer for the americans) with my son.
Early on the motivation was the old men on the Seine River who shared the passion for carp fishing. In the early 80's there was a fishing magazine called la peche et les poissons with a regular article written by Jo Nivers and Henri Limousin called question carpes. Also angler and author Kevin Maddocks. I have a high respect for the persons who take the Carp fishing industry and go for their dreams.
favourite music :
Hip hop, dance hall , some rock , mostly old school hip hop and soul . I have a vast apprectiation for music , I was in the past working in a record store and a DJ for a long time , mosting working in hip hop and dance hall.
Jealousy, envy and people who take themselves too serious.
about me :
I am a fun person with a short temper. I have a strong mind set and strong morals that I live by . I am open minded to a limit but I can get along with anyone just as long as they dont get out of line or bother me too much. I am someone who gets bored easy so I stay active , I am extreme so when I like something I go all the way, example Carp fishing. I am someone who is outside the box I dont fit in a specific structure or category. The more I advance in carp fishing the more I realize that my style is unique , so is my perception , fishing is a need and therapy for me , which is why I dont mainly focus on the size of the fish, but where I catch them.
Goals in life:
To be the best father I can be to my children, a good example and that they learn to respect people and not be judgemental. I want to be able to leave a trace as a carper, with my differences that I bring to the sport. I dont want to be like everyone I just want to be me.