I started fishing as a young lad on a local venue close to home. As you can imagine, at this time my kit was very basic, but I couldn’t care less. I just wanted to be outdoors and enjoy every second out on the bank.

A few years past until I met my future best friend; he kindly took me under his wing and taught me many more advanced techniques to help me in the pursuit of these beautiful creatures! Right to this day we’re still fishing together, close as ever, angling on all sorts of public lakes in Belgium and France, mixed with short trips to the UK and incorporating the odd evening session here and there.

On a personal note, carp fishing for me is more than just a lifestyle. It’s a part of who I am and couldn’t imagine life without it!

These days it’s all about heavy weights and big fish, but for me it’s not the be all and end all, if you know what I mean? I just appreciate every capture, big or small, as every catch is a personal victory on sussing out the pieces of the jigsaw!

Fact File

Name: Nino Roggemans
Nickname: Nino
Location: Belgium
Date of Birth: 09/01/1992
Favourite Venues: Public lakes in Belgium and France (park lakes)
PB’s (lb): 52.25lb mirror, 43.13lb common