As Long As I Can Remember And 8 Years Specifically On Carp.
UK P.B: Dutch 49+ Lbs Common.
FOREIGN P.B: 46+ Lbs Mirror (Belgium)
OTHER SPONSORS: Attractive Baits And My Own Company: Dutch Reel Pimping.
FAVOURITE VENUE: Road Trips Across France. (Not One Specific Lake However)

Most memorable capture:


That will be the night when I caught 3 of my targets in 8 hours. Funniest moment on the bank: During every trip I have so much fun and we are always doing crazy things. For example, during our last trip, we slept behind the guardrail of a highway. Furthermore, another time, we got stuck with our car on an off road path at 4:00 AM. As you can image, at that moment it was not really that funny, but now we can laugh about it!

About me: My name is Tom de Maat and I’m 19 years old. I live in the south of the Netherlands, 3 km from Belgium. I like big adventures and to get the maximum out of a session. I describe my trips to France therefore not as relaxed trips. These trips often consist of days with 20 hours of driving, prebaiting and walking around. However, I really enjoy it! When I fish in the Netherlands and Belgium, I invest all my concentration on one lake and stay there until I have my targets. Observation, thinking about what you are doing and prebaiting are the key! 90% of the time I use a blowback rig on a helicopter system. Last but not least: Don’t forget to enjoy your style of fishing and don’t look to much at other anglers. Tight lines, Tom