TEAM SONIK BELGIUM
NAME: ARNAUD CASTEL
OCCUPATION: SALES REPRESENTATIVE TRUCK AND TRAILER PARTS
HOMETOWN: KORTRIJK, BELGIUM
FAVOURITE VENUE: CANALS AND RIVERS
PB’S: 51.8 COMMON / 52.9LB MIRROR
MORE ABOUT ARNAUD CASTEL #TEAMSONIK
I am an angler who fishes most of the time on public venues. I love the raw and concrete jungle which is my local canal. The mystery and toughness of this venue really attracts me. I also love to fish rivers. The carp don’t have to be big, they give up such a good fight. As I have a busy job as a sales representative I choose for public waters where I can find the rest far away from other anglers.
I have been fishing for carp since 2001. It all started on some park lakes. Catching a 20 pounder back then was a huge achievement. For 5 years I stayed on these lakes, never minding other anglers close to me. I hated fishing alone, I just needed some company. Really weird that I didn’t bother back then.
Things started to change when I had my drivers license and first car. A new world opened to me. France was a country I visited 3 to 4 times a year for longer sessions and even more just to fish weekends. The big lakes took my attention. Back in Belgium, since I had a car, I could put more attention in the local canal. Some friends of my fished there and the big and hard carp to catch took my attention. Prebaiting was now possible and every time I could I was found on the bank spotting carp. As I was a student I only fished there during the week. I had the place to myself!