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Update Damslootmeer: provincie geeft negatief advies!

Update Damslootmeer: provincie geeft negatief advies!

Recent postten we reeds de verzuchtingen van karpervissers en omwonenden betreffende het mogelijke ontdiepen van het Damslootmeer in Destelbergen door middel van slibstorting. Vandaag lijkt het dat de zaak mogelijks een andere wending zal krijgen, want de provincie geeft negatief advies gegeven tegen de plannen zoals u in dit artikel van het Nieuwsblad kunt lezen.

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Rest in Power Erik

Rest in Power Erik

We were saddened to hear Belgian big fish angler Erik De Bruier died in a tragic car accident last weekend. Erik was only 35 years old and leaves his wife and two young daughters behind. Never met him in person but had a few good chats on social media as Erik was a steward on a place where I am a bailiff too. Our thoughts go to his wife, kids, family and friends. Rest in power mate!

Erik sadly wasn't the only angler dying last weekend. Yesterday another tragic accident, this time on the bank, took the life of a 60 year old angler when a tree fell on him. Again our thoughts go to his family and friends.

 

Quick overnighter for virgin carp with Alan Blair and Oli Davies

Quick overnighter for virgin carp with Alan Blair and Oli Davies

Last Wednesday we received a message from the legendary Alan Blair asking if we could do a quick overnighter the following day. Short notice you might think, but we were happy there was more than 24h this time to arrange something. Usually Alan messages just hours before coming round, as is the case in the last Eurobanx 6 🙂

Anyway, with few options available we agreed going to the Monkey Climber syndicate but then my friend Jeroen Verhoye from Kingbaits came up with an amazing invitation. "How would boys feel fishing a private estate lake that's never been fished before?" Jeroen had all our attention, not knowing what was in the place. If any at all...

To make a long story short. Alan and Oli arrived late on Thursday night at masterchef Jeroen's restaurant/hotel, after which we went to the lake. Even though it was dark AF we were all in awe with the place. Alan and Oli started lamping the place in search of carp, whilst Jeroen helped me setting up two rods. A quick lead around learned there was no depth, max 2ft. And the place was full of dead lilly pads. We all chucked out some pop up rigs with PVA bags in the hope the carp would find them. Oli was clearly on the carp and had already his first by 1pm. In quick succession four more followed. Had a take myself too in between and by the time Oli had his last bite, Alan awoke around 3.30am. After helping Oli a hand, Alan started fishing actively but couldn't buy a bite... Well, that was until he used his never failing slow sinking maggot approach! 

Biggest Oli had must have been an upper 20, making us wonder what's more in this unfished, heavily controlled place. Thanks for the mega night J., a once in a lifetime chance! X

Armalite Mk. 1’s for the win!

Armalite Mk. 1's for the win!

Our Austrian buddy Daniel Schweinzer was so over the moon with his first capture of the year he immediately messaged us. "Love the red Cult 5 panel I bought from you at Zwolle too", he added. 

What's more to love is that Daniel caught this fish on his newly built Armalite Mk.1's, part of the Winter rod building project he did. He sent us some pics of the project and result, this is just mega! Proper DIY!

Free Nash Citruz Culturedpop ups now with every order!

Free Nash Citruz Cultured pop ups now with every order!

Our friends at Nash have been ever so kind to send us a full box of pink Citruz Cultured pop ups, 15mm core, samples to give away with all orders (except those that go in flat rate envelopes) on our webshop monkeyclimber.bigcartel.com 

About Nashy's Citruz Cultured pop ups

The repeated Nashbait layering and glazing process around core high attract Citruz airballs produces Citruz Cultured® Pop Ups with the unique attraction of the deadly fruit blend in a pink high visual Culture skin that constantly releases nucleotides, amino acids and vitamins and minerals without affecting the balance or buoyancy of the hookbait.

Go the Nash website to learn more or order from us and read the tips and tricks on the leaflet we send along with the Samples.

Carp Zwolle 2019 recap

Carp Zwolle 2019 recap

Last month's been pretty busy with Carp Zwolle, then an open day in Austria, a quick visiti to the Northern Angling Show in Manchester and now it's open day season. Here's some cool snaps made by our German buddy Hanno and his lovely GF, for which he won our 'best stand pictures' competition on Instagram.

Got one show left this year and that's Hengel Expo on November 9-10th. Since today we're official sponsors of the event and we'll help out with the line up for guest speakers, seminars, meet and greets, etc. See you all there!

New Strategy vid: Autumn vibes

New Strategy vid: Autumn vibes

Pieter van de Werfhorst, Koen Koops en Saron Debets bevissen een heldere zandafgraving en dit keer wordt er ook gefilmd met behulp van een onderwatercamera. Uiteraard wordt er gevist en gevangen met het Pole Position Central Shocker System en de nieuwe CS Safety Leadclip. Het resultaat is verbluffend, een film met prachtige (sfeer) beelden, actie en live commentaar, kortom een movie die je niet mag missen!

For the love of Spheros!

For the love of Spheros!

Score of the weekend: another four old school Shimano Spheros SP-5000F to add to my ever growing reel collection, now got 13 of these babies. Thanks to Ivan who arranged the deal 🙂

These Shimmies are from the early - mid 90s and still going strong. Proper little workhorses, ideal for the Scope work I like to do. Plus for those hush hush places where you cannot use buzzers, the sound of the clutch going when you finally get a take is just fantastic!

 

Zaterdag 2 maart aanwezig op opendeurdagen Hooked Store Assenede

Zaterdag 2 maart aanwezig op opendeurdagen Hooked Store Assenede

Van vrijdag 1 t/m zondag 3 maart houdt de in 2018 geopende hengelsporttotaalzaak Hooked Store uit Assenede zijn opendeurdagen. Zelden hebben we zo'n rijk gevuld programma gezien, zelf zijn we er alvast ook bij op zaterdag 2 maart.

Programma

Op volgende momenten zijn er vertegenwoordigers van onderstaande merken aanwezig om jullie van alle tips en tricks te voorzien:

* vrijdag 01/03/2019


- Discovery Carpline en UCP: Dimitri Nollet

- Fox: Peter De Saegher 

- Keitech/ Momoi / Lucky John: De Wilde Leonard

- MTC Baits: David Bijloos & teamleden

- Speedcarp

- Attractive Baits: Wim Van Overloop & teamleden

- Van den Eynde: Andy Berteyn Alias Supercrack 

- Tubertini: Andy Berteyn Alias Supercrack

- Captura

- Sportex

- Sonik

- Preston: Jan Verbruggen & team

- Matrix

- Champion Feed

- Sonubaits

- Dreambaits: Mario Gybels

- Carpelicious: Ronny Geens

- Attrafish


* zaterdag 02/03/2019


- Alijn Danau met de voorstelling van zijn nieuwste boek "Bloed, zweet en granen" en als vertegenwoordiger van het VBK

- Fox: Geert Ooms

- CC Moore: Ivan De Ridder

- Monkey Climber: Gio Vanhooren

- Infinity, custom build fishing rods: Infinity, Custom Build Fishing Rods by Koen Verkimpe

- Keitech/ Momoi / Lucky John: William Merckx en De Wilde Leonard

- Solar: Wesley Lagaert en Alain Servaes

- Nash: het team, met versterking van Ronny De Groote

- Savage Gear & Okuma: Timo Vuits (Timo Fish) & team

- MTC Baits: David Bijloos & teamleden

- Trakker: Mathijs Lourens

- MAD (meervalvisserij): Sven Van Moen

- Sportex

- Grizzly: Willem De Deurwaerder

- Sonik: Sander Schipper

- Carpelicious: Ronny Geens

- Ashima

- Preston: Jan Verbruggen, Willy en Stijn Peelman 

- Gardner: Rex van Puffelen en Tommy De Cleen

- Dreambaits: Mario Gijbels 

- Carpwhisperer: Jay Wilms Ca & Wesley 

- Matrix

- Tubertini: Andy Berteyn Alias Supercrack & Ignace Maes 

- Van den Eynde: Andy Berteyn Alias Supercrack & Ignace Maes 

- Champion Feed: Hans van Cauwenberghe

- Discovery Carpline en UCP: Dimitri Nollet

- Attrafish

- Captura

- Attractive baits: Wim Van Overloop & team

- Speedcarp


* zondag 03/03/2019


- Carpelicious: Ronny Geens

- Infinity, custom build fishing rods: Infinity, Custom Build Fishing Rods by Koen Verkimpe

- Discovery Carpline en UCP: Dimitri Nollet

- Solar: Bart Machielsen

- Carpwhisperer: Jay Wilms Ca & Wesley 

- Attrafish

- Dreambaits: Mario Gybels

- Fox: Chris De Clerck 

- Grizzly: Christophe Van Rumste 

- Matrix

- Preston: Jan Verbruggen, Willy en Stijn Peelman

- Keitech/ Momoi / Lucky John: De Wilde Leonard

- Savage Gear & Okuma: teamleden

- CC Moore: Ivan De Ridder

- Champion Feed

- Speedcarp

- MTC Baits: David Bijloos & teamleden

- Attractive Baits: Wim Van Overloop & team 

- Nash

Hopelijk tot dan! Hooked Store is op vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag open van 9.00u - 18.00u.

Trieststraat 92

9960 Assenede

Lezing Marino De Paepe in onze hometown tonight

Lezing Marino De Paepe in onze hometown tonight

VBK regio West-Vlaanderen afdeling Brugge organiseert vanavond 1 maart in onze eigenste hometown Oudenburg een carpy night van jewelste, met niemand minder dan Marino De Paepe als gastspreker. Firsttimer Marino zal het hebben over zijn gedreven visserij op het KGO en belooft daarbij openlijk te spreken en de achterkant van zijn tong te laten zien! Een ware aanrader!

Zelf zijn we uiteraard ook van de partij. Wie iets van Monkey Climber (mags en/of merch) nodig heeft, graag een seintje!

 

Café Bistro Jakri

Marktplein 18

8460 Oudenburg