Read the full story about Mark, our new agent for the UK!
Submitted by Mark de Zwart on 03-01-2018
This is me: Mark de Zwart. I’m pretty sure most of you guys have never heard of me before, so that’s why I wrote this small introduction about myself. Since 2004 I've been a client of The Carp Specialist and since quite a while now, busy in the office of The Carp Specialist. In 2018 I will start a new challenge as your personal agent. So if you ever have any questions about carp fishing holidays, one of our venues or anything else I’ll be right there to help you.
I’ve always been an outdoor kid. Playing outside has always been my favourite thing. Once I turned 9 years old I got in touch with carp fishing. Something back then I could not expect to be such a big part of my life right now.
It all started really simple. Carp fishing in a small pond in my neighbourhood. When I reached the age of 12 we bumped into carp fishing in France. That summer me, my dad and some friends driving in an overloaded car to France. Back then we didn’t really know anything about carp fishing, but we got really lucky and caught a lot of fish. So then it all started: we were stoked!
Me on the left side with my best friend Floriaan (still fishing together)
Years later when I was around 16 years old I bought my first camera. This resulted in some really amateur and funny fish videos with friends, but when time moved on I started making real movies, which Bas wanted to use for the website. It turned out that Bas and I could get along really well and in the following years, Bas sent me to some of his lakes to make new promo videos.
My first carp over 40lb!
Right now I’ve made over 35 trips for The Carp Specialist and I’ve caught a lot of really beautiful carp. It’s not only the carp that makes me really excited but everything around it as well. Being out there with your friends, camping, having fun, enjoying nature and capturing every moment with my camera makes it all together my biggest passion in life.
So if you ever have any question about anything, just give me a call or send me an email I’m very pleased to help you. Also if you are interested in filmmaking or photography don’t hesitate to ask!
Let’s hope 2018 will be full of new adventures, big carp and many more!