Since he was little Frank Hanhart has been fascinated by the outdoors. From his many hobbies, like hunting, fishing and diving, fishing has always been the constant factor. He thinks that one of the exciting aspects of fishing is that you’ll never know what will happen during a day on the water. Frank is however certain about one thing: fishermen all over the world speak the same language and within moments fishing can bond people who were complete strangers before they met.
Frank grew up with ‘Flitsend Nylon’, the book by Jan Schreiner, the founding father of modern Dutch sportfishing. He mostly fished with fly rods for around thirty years and has for the last ten years moved his attention to baitcasters and spinning rods. He masters most techniques and skills with this equipment, but he is always open for learning about new developments. The Biesbosch is his home water, which he has got to know like the back of his hand.
Home base: Meeuwen
Location: Biesbosch, Amer, Bergse Maas, Nieuwe Merwede.
Boat: Invader Reefrunner CC 171, with a Johnson 70hp and a Honda 2hp ‘kicker’ (max. three clients).
Techniques: Jerkbaits, trolling, fly fishing, vertical jigging, dropshotting, spinning.
Tackle: Rods, spinning and casting reels and lures onboard for clients to use.
Extra: Photos of the fishing day will be sent by e-mail.