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The World Predator Classic 2020

Lowrance is proud to sponsor the premiere fishing tournament for another year.

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — are proud of their continued partnership with the WPC event. The World Predator Classic has quickly become a prestigious and highly contested competition on the sports fishing calendar, the buzzing atmosphere and enthused anglers make it a great event to be involved in. This year the event will be held during November, fishing in a different season with different conditions its set to be a wet and wild event! The teams will need to be at the top of their game to secure the top prizes. Lowrance  have two teams entering to battle it out for the top spots, with many years of experience between them, competing for top prizes.

Meet the Team

Boat 1

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Matt Boast

Lure fishing enthusiast focusing on freshwater predators in the UK and Europe from both bank and boat. A Lowrance Ambassador with years of experience under his belt.

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Jan Boomsma

Professional fishing guide from the Netherlands. Fishing for perch, Pike Zander and Asp, with personal records of Pike 20,7kilo 123cm, perch 3,2kilo 54, zander 10,1kilo 102,5cm, asp 80cm.

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Ari Paataja

As a professional fishing guide Ari has extensive knowledge, targeting mainly pike, perch and Zander. Has been using Lowrance electronics since the early 90’s, he is currently using 2 x HDS LIVE 12’s. With many competition medals under this belt hes hoping for another this year at the WPC.

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Pekker Laitinen

Another experienced Finnish angler specializing in predator fishing and all around fly-fishing. This will be his fourth time at WPC Europe.

Boat 2

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Jeremy Staverman

As two time WPC winner (2014 and 2015), two time PredatorTour winner (2015 and 2016) and two time Dutch Zander Champion (2013 and 2014), Jeremy is a very experienced competition angler. His main targets are pike, perch and zander. PB zander is 101cm, perch 52cm and pike 131cm. Hunting specimen predator fish is very important but his biggest challenge is adapting to the circumstances and keep evolving in order to be able to hold the trophy again.

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Jelle De Long

Jelle lived by the sea in Holland for his whole life and has fished with his brothers since he was a child. Now his speciality is hunting down big pikes, out every week in his aluminium fishing boat. He has been preparing for WPC and is ready to smash some PB’s!

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Pierre Johnen

“I have been at the water since I was a child. I've always focused on specialized target fishing. What was the carp back then is today Walley, perch and Co. Due to the proximity to the two first-class predatory areas in the Netherlands and Belgium, my focus of fishing has shifted to these two countries. By participating in the NKS (DutchZanderMaster) I quickly got the taste of competition fishing, which has shaped my approach to the water in recent years.”

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Patrick Wischermann

“After finishing my first competition year with 2nd place in WPC Team Event, 5th place at the Luremasters and 3rd place at HondaMarineCup I am ready to step the game up. New year, new conditions, new Champions!”

Lowrance are looking forward to watching the action unfold and hope to secure some good placings. Stay tuned with #TeamLowrance for all the action from the team.