Daniel van der Kraan

Profile of Daniel van der Kraan

  • Date of birth: 06.02.1975
  • Current status: -
  • Hometown: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Activities: Perch, Zander and Pike fishing
  • Joined the Savage Team: 11.01.2011


The last few years I’m really into perch and zander, using dropshot and jigging techniques. During the winter I also like to do some deadbait fishing as well but lures are my absolute nr. 1!


I’ve been fishing since the age of 5, using a bamboo rod catching roach. Since then I’ve been targeting anything that swims, carp, tench, pike, eel etc. At the age of 14 I started fulltime carpfishing with some occasional lurefishing during the winter. About 10 years ago I made a switch to predatorfishing, mainly with lures and I’ve been doing that eversince. 

The three keys to success

  • Don’t hesitate to try different techniques/lures when you’re not catching
  • When you’re just starting, choose one or 2 techniques and try to master those
  • Success is only as important as you want it to be, enjoying yourself is the most important part