Marcin Traczyk

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Marcin Traczyk

POLAND

Occupation: Fire-fighter

Sponsorships: Massive Baits, NTEC
Favorite fishing spot: 19,4kg
Favorite rig: Blow back rig
Favorite fishing spot: All wild lakes in Poland


How did you develop an interest for carp fishing?

When I was 6 years old, my dad started to teach me how to fish. The first few years I’ve fished with a float, thereafter I began to learn the spinning method. At the age of 17, I took part in the Polish junior’s championship and took the sixth place. I have been winning many medals for many years in competitions taking place in different places in Poland. The interest of carp fishing started 10 years ago. My first steps I put on the lake where I spent my youth. I caught my first wild carp on homemade boilies after three months of tracking. To this day I remember that day. My first wild carp had a weight of 4kg.

Elaborate on your type of angling, your angling style.
I prefer active fishing methods, so I am often searching for fish in different parts of the lake. I often make use of pva bags. Most of my fishing trips take several hours a day. I’m fishing mainly in the day but several times a year I do longer sessions lasting 4 to 5 days. I’m only fish in wild Polish lakes where locating the fish is a very difficult task.

What is the most memorable angling moment this far?

The moment that will be forever in my memory is the day I caught my first carp on home-made balls. I remember the production of these balls, vanilla scent. I spent three months on searching the carp. I was fishing on a large lake where the fish population is very small. The first carp weighed 4kg and the second one 5kg. After a week on this lake I caught a fish that weighed 12kg and the next day a 14kg. This was my start with carp fishing, 4 fish in 10 days.

Why NTEC?
Because NTEC is a young, developing company that has a chance to become permanent in the carp world. The hooklinks are very strong and the hooks are very sharp. These are very important attributes for catching big carp. I will be happy to test more of the NTEC range.

Do you engage in other activities regarding carp angling?
I wrote a few articles for a fishing magazine called “karpmania”.

Which quote suits you best?

“Life has meaning only when we do what we really love.”

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