Tested beyond limits

Strong final day with 4street Chatterbait

At this year’s “Predator Tour” the Quantum anglers Wim Christiaens (Belgium) and Lennart Düring (Germany) were in a sensational second place before the final day. At this tournament with almost 150 boat teams in the Netherlands, the two were fighting for the lead from the very first second: they were able to tick off the required three perch with specimens of 43, 43 and 45 centimeters right at the beginning in just five casts! Two good zander of 70 and 75 centimeters were also soon on their score card when pelagic fishing with Quantum Pelagic Shads. Their run continued.

But the good position after two days was by no means a guarantee of being on the podium at the end. At the end of the day, anything can still happen. With a marshal and a camera on board, the final was stormy due to the weather. After Lennart had lost a big pike on the first day, the tension was high, as it was important to improve the points in this category. Wim was able to guide an Esox with 112 centimeters solidly into the landing net.

While Lennart continued fishing for perch, there was a bang for him: 119 centimeters of pure Dutch pike power on his 55 Smoke S3 Plus rod and that on a small 4street Chatterbait! But that’s not all: at the same spot on the same chatterbait, the duo caught a 74 centimeter zander and a 44 centimeter perch, which put the team back on course for the podium. Lennart Düring: “It’s unbelievable what our tackle and our nerves had to endure. The joy was all the greater, however, when we finally updated the “Leaderboard” and found ourselves in 3rd place! Podium – my dream came true!”

Quantum angler Wim Christiaens (Belgium) and left: Lennart Düring (Germany)

The other two Quantum teams around Hendry Vis and Gerald Vierhout (Netherlands) as well as Gunther Schülzle and Daniel Schmid (Germany) also fished a solid tournament: the new spinnerbaits of the 4street series were already tested for their catchability during practising. Hendry and Gerald caught some nice pike up to 1.05 meters with it. They ended up in 63rd place out of 147 teams. Gunther Schülzle was even able to climb to 42nd place by dropshotting a 91 centimeter zander on the last day with a “B-Ass Shad”.

Info: The “Predator Tour” takes place once a year in the Netherlands and is a fishing tournament for zander, pike and perch. You fish from the boat in the Rhine delta, i.e. “Haringvliet” and “Hollandsdiep”, as well as in the rivers that flow out there. Three pike, zander and perch must be scored, adding the respective centimeters. If all nine of the required fish are caught, the so-called “Full Card”, the team receives 1000 extra points. The competition extends over three days.