Experts

Our experts are respected carp anglers from all over the World. This team is working hard to test and improve Katran Fishing Line production. They are trying to make your catches bigger and your time on the bank more productive.

If you have any questions about usage of Katran products, feel free to contact these people, they will be happy to help!

  • Name Max Puchkov
  • Country Belarus
  • Years of experience more than 5 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Shumbar (Croatia) 27 kg mirror carp.
  • Favourite Katran products My most used Katran product is the synapse eclipse line 0.255 because any time of the day ,in any weather this line clearly visible and I can catch fish's more than 20 kg because this Line is very strong.
  • Name Desmet Guy
  • Country Belgium
  • Years of experience more than 30 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Great catfish of 31.8kg
  • Favourite Katran products Coated hooklink, I like to fish semistiff rigs
  • Name Milen Minchev
  • Country Belgium
  • Years of experience more than 25 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements National Champion of Bulgaria
    Member of Bulgarian National Team 2011 and 2015.
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Neon - Great visibility for the angler and control over the fish in the night or in a foggy environment, strong in hard waters with a lot of underwater trees, low memory in distance fishing, great for casting.
  • Name Velimir Kosić
  • Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Winning the competition in several local tournaments in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Favourite Katran products - Synapse Eclipse 0,28mm
    - Tapered mono shock leader Galaxy camo 0,28-0,47mm
    - Leadcore PITON camo-black-green 45lb
    - Gurza 25lb
  • Name Lyudmil Dimov
  • Country Bulgaria
  • Years of experience more than 25 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Bulgaria National Cup 2012 1st place
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Eclipse
  • Name Dalibor Matrka
  • Country Croatia
  • Years of experience more than 17 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Winner of lots carpfishing cups in Croatia during my fishing times.
  • Favourite Katran products Katran Eclipse mono line is absolutely perfect mono for me, I have tryied lot of your stuff like is fluocarbon and some braided hooklinks. Eclipse mono is for me one of the best mono i have ever used.
  • Name Goran Paurić
  • Country Croatia
  • Years of experience more than 22 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements He Was born in 1969.He spent his youth in Lipik,and now he lives in Virovitica.From the very onset of boilies he became interested in modern carp fishing.Through many years he had fished on many waters and got only higest results!
  • Favourite Katran products All Katran range, especially Synapse Neon line, Galaxy Shock leaders and Tarantul hooklinkl
  • Name Igor Pavicic
  • Country Croatia
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Professional angler, expert, head of V.S.P studio. Numerous awards and competitions wins.
  • Favourite Katran products ASPID 3,6,9
    Flurocarbon Line Fantom
    Synapse Neon line 1000 meters
  • Name Mario Barešić
  • Country Croatia
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Ilovsko lake Mega Cup spring 1st place
    Ilovsko lake Mega Cup autumn 3rd place
    Ilovsko lake Croatian Soldier Cup 3rd place
    2 medals for Big fish tournament
  • Favourite Katran products Katran Eclipse 0,23 mm for long range casting
  • Name Patrik Bohuš
  • Country Czech Repulic
  • Years of experience more than 13 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Great carp 18kg, 96cm in length
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Wild Carp, Mimicker, Leadcore Piton, Captura,
  • Name Chanel Theodore
  • Country France
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Champion de France junior,équipe carpe France
  • Favourite Katran products File sinapse
  • Name Rabatel Yannick
  • Country France
  • Years of experience more than 25 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Non celà ne m'intéresse pas
  • Favourite Katran products J'utilise beaucoup le nylon synaspe carp,le fluoro fantom,les leadcore,la tresse gainee l'hytin et la manta des produits top pour mes pêches ...j'en suis très content...
  • Name Vandenbosche Thomas
  • Country France
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements I do not almost practise the competition, I go fishing mainly only or with my childrens and my wife (even if I like the moments between my friends at the water's edge) my only objective to find myself face the nature and to take out magnificent fishes no matter the weight, the weather report and the season.
  • Favourite Katran products The coated braided Karakurt for his rigidity of its coating and the very supple and resistant internal braid
    The nylon synapse neon which has a glide and an excellent resistance
    the leadcore hook camo military he marries perfectly the bottom of the water he exceptional of a resistance same on big sturgeons
  • Name CHASSAT, Benoît
  • Country France
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Mon emploi du temps ne me permets pas de faire de la compétition. Il m'arrive quelques fois de faire quelques petits enduros, mais je préfères pêcher les plans d'eau ou les cours d'eau de ma région.
  • Favourite Katran products Katran Synapse Camo and eclypse are absolutely perfect mono for me.
    Mimicker braided and lead core are perfect for difficult water with a lot of weeds.
    Many Coated hooklink and Braided hooklink adapts to every situations
  • Name Zviadi Pitskhelauri
  • Country Georgia
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Shumbar (Croatia) 26 kg carp.
    Member of Georgian National Team 2016
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Eclipse 0,25.
  • Name Heiko Höhne
  • Country Germany
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • Name Frank Ulrich
  • Country Germany
  • Years of experience more than 36 Years Fishing and more than 20 Years Carpfishing
  • The greatest fishing achievements My Personal Best in Germany is a 26,1 kg Mirror.
    With Katran I could catch unital 23,1 kg
    25,4 kg in France , Lac de Saint Cassien
  • Favourite Katran products So far I could have a good experience with the Termit 25 lb because of my Current Water this is perfectly adapted to the Water structure.
    In addition, the Galaxy 0,30 - 0,47 mm , which make it very easy to eject it out. I currently still the most Karakurt to but I currently can not say anything precise.
  • Name Toni Müller
  • Country Germany
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements biggest carp was a 22,1kg
  • Favourite Katran products As String I use the Katran Synapse Camo in 0,309mm, as shockleader I use the Galaxy Taper mono shockleader. I use also like Lead Core PITON camo green, black in 45lb and 45lb in PITON camo millitary. When the Flex Braided hooklinks Hooklink green black when Choadet Hooklink ASPID3 in 25lb and 25lb ASPID6 in. In winter I like to use the KARAKURT Semi-Stiff in 15lb.
  • Name Ilias Xalimourdas
  • Country Greece
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2017 3rd place in carp fishing tournament (Lake Plastira-Karditsa-Greece)
    2018 3rd place in carp fishing tournament (Lake Plastira-Karditsa-Greece)
  • Favourite Katran products "My most used Katran product is the Synapse Camo fishing line 0.309mm because it is well proven in bottom fishing at long range and combines great strength"
  • Name Tibor Szigeti
  • Country Hungary
  • Years of experience more than 20 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 24,60kg
  • Favourite Katran products Cobra, Gurza, Fantom, Synaps
  • Name Bertaggia Nicola
  • Country Italy
  • Years of experience more than 19 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Regina kg 29,4 presso lago le Caselle Goito(MN)
    Specchi kg 23 presso lago di Pusiano
    Amur kg 31,2 presso canale Bianco Adria (RO)
  • Favourite Katran products "Per la pesca in acque libere,dove in corrente è necessario forzare il pesce anche in presenza di ostacoli sommersi, mi affido al filato Katran Manta 45lb. Mai stato più felice di aver scoperto questo guainato ricoperto che mi ha permesso di salpare carpe dove altri avevano fallito miseramente.
    Per quanto riguarda i laghi di pesca sportiva, mi affido a occhi chiusi a terminali realizzati con Karakurt, Skat, Gurza, Tarantul, nei libraggi dai 15 ai 30lb, sempre accompagnati dall'ottimo leadcore Piton, veramente il top per far aderire al fondale gli ultimi cm del nostro finale!!!!
    In bobina l'immancabile e insuperabile Synapse del 0,43mm per la pesca in corrente(Fiume Po) e 0,30mm per la pesca nei laghi di pesca sportiva."
  • Name Paolo Neri
  • Country Italy
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Wintercarp 2014 3 position
    Stradoglio 2015 4 position
  • Favourite Katran products Braid tuareg and termit for their strength
  • Name Maxim Sukhorukov
  • Country Kazakhstan
  • Years of experience more than 9 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Championship Kazakhstan 2012 - 1st place

    1st stage International Asian Cup 2013 - 2nd place
    1st stage International Asian Cup 2013 - Big Fish
    Championship Almaty 2013 - 1st place
    2nd stage International Asian Cup 2013 - 1st place
    Asian Cup 2013 - 1st place
    Siberia Cup 2013 - 1st place

    Asian Cup 2014 - 1st place
    Championship Almaty 2014 - 1st place

    FSLK Cup 2015 - 1st place
    FSLK Cup 2015 - Big Fish
    Championship Kazakhstan 2015 - 3rd place
    Championship Kazakhstan 2015 - Big Fish

    2nd stage ICL Cup Kazakhstan 2016 - 1st place
    Pro Cup 2016 - 2nd place
    ACC Cup 2016 - 2nd place
  • Favourite Katran products Murena leader
    Mimicker Leadcore
    Synapse Eclipse
    Needles Special for leadcore
    The KATRAN casting glove
    KORUND hook link material
  • Name Jakub Ofiarski
  • Country Poland
  • Years of experience more than 17 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 1place ,, Pierwsze wiosenne karpiowanie,, Poland ,
    2nd place International Carpshop Cup Sumbar Croatia
    3rd Pleace Best 5 Carp Nation Cup-World Cup ,
    Sector Winners Duxon&Frends Sumbar Croatia and a few more starts in other internatinal competitions .2018 Start for Polish Team in Eastern European Championship Ukraine .
  • Favourite Katran products zig line the best zig material o the market ,synapse mainline fantastic casting line
  • Name Witold Śmigiel
  • Country Poland
  • Years of experience more than 17 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2008 years first place World Cup Raduta lake Romania
    2013 years first place CARPSHOP LAKES Cup Poland
    2014 years sector winner Imothep Carpmarathon Slovakia
    2014 years sector winner Best 5 Carp Raduta Lake Romania
    2015 years third place Best 5 Carp Raduta Lake Romania
    2016 years second place International Carpshop Cup Szumbar Croatia
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Eclipse because it is the best fishing line in the world long cast
    GURZA because it is the best braid in the world long cast
    GALAXY cast because it is the best fishing line in the world long cast
  • Name Nuno Silva
  • Country Portugal
  • Years of experience more than 10 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Greatest achievements yet to come
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse range
  • Name Andrei Vladeanu
  • Country Romania
  • Years of experience more than 22 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements WCC 2004 2nd place
    WCC 2007 2nd place
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse 0,23 mm - distance
    Tarantul 25 lb - strong
  • Name Dinescu Nicolae
  • Country Romania
  • Years of experience more than 11 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 5th World Championship 2013 in Portugal. World Champion 2017 Hungary
  • Favourite Katran products Synapse Eclipse 0.234-0.255
  • Name Doloc Viorel
  • Country Romania
  • Years of experience more than 19 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Numerous national competitios, part of the Romanian league, big fish records
  • Favourite Katran products Katran lines...is very good, durable and strong! Synpase Eclipse and Neon are the best for me to use all over the Romania
  • Name Gordov Dmitrij
  • Country Russia
  • Years of experience more than 11 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 1st stage Carp Elite 2009 2nd place
    MAD Katran International 2009 2nd place
    Carper Cup 2009
    Donbas Cup 2009 3rd place
    Krivorozhskij Carp tournament 2011 3rd place
    stage Ukraine National Cup 2011 1st place
    Carp Elite 2012 3rd place
    Carp Elite 2009 Big Fish
    Donbas Cup 2009 Big Fish
    Cup of Champions 2010 Big Fish
    Samara Cup 2014 Big Fish
    Samara Championship 2015 3rd place
  • Favourite Katran products Fluorocarbon Fantom, it has very high quality and totally invisibility in water. Cobra, Gurza, Manta. Hytin, it's very stiff, so it's simple to make rig with right form. Stels. Captura, very strong and flexible. It can be used to make combined hooklink with fluorocarbon for cautious carp.
  • Name Kornilovich Sergey
  • Country Russia
  • Years of experience more than 7 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Regularly take part in competitions, 1st carpfishing category, member of Krasnodar region carpfishing club.
    The coach of the Cuban Carp club
    Use your products during 2 season and totally satisfied.
    Really famous person all over the Russia.
  • Favourite Katran products Coated hooklink - Cobra
  • Name Vitaliy Pavelkov
  • Country Russia
  • Years of experience more than 11 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements The head of Kuban' carpfishing club
    Candidate Master of Fishing Sport
  • Name Tomáš Horgoš
  • Country Slovakia
  • Years of experience more than 25 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Winner of numerous local, national and European competetions
  • Favourite Katran products Katran Synapse Eclipse line, Fluorocarbon line, Aspid 6, Shock-leader Galaxy
  • Name Jaroslav Korba
  • Country Slovakia
  • Years of experience more than 6 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2014 - 2nd place, Ozd, Hungary
    2011 - 2nd place and the biggest catch, Jasov, Slovakia
    2010 - 3rd place, Adacs, Hungary
  • Favourite Katran products Galaxy 0,26mm - 0,47mm
    Line Synapse 0,26mm (and now I am using new line Ecslipse 0,25mm)
    Cobra, Gurza, Duplex
    These goods help us to reach new tops.
  • Name Imrich Kascak
  • Country Slovakia
  • Years of experience more than 6 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2014 - 2nd place, Ozd, Hungary
    2011 - 2nd place and the biggest catch, Jasov, Slovakia
    2010 - 3rd place, Adacs, Hungary
  • Favourite Katran products Galaxy 0,26mm - 0,47mm
    Line Synapse 0,26mm (and now I am using new line Ecslipse 0,25mm)
    Cobra, Gurza, Duplex
    Our team are happy to use such a great tackle.
  • Name Marek Šeba
  • Country Slovakia
  • Years of experience more than 30 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Sirava Lake (Slowakia) carp - 23,50 kg
    Harsany (Hungary) carp - many carp around 20kg (the bigest 24,50kg)
  • Favourite Katran products 1. Synapse Neon 1000m - 0.33mm
    2. Coated Cobra 25lb
    3. Coated Hamelion 25lb
  • Name Stefan Luko
  • Country Slovakia
  • Years of experience more than 6 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2014 - 2nd place, Ozd, Hungary
    2011 - 2nd place and the biggest catch, Jasov, Slovakia
    2010 - 3rd place, Adacs, Hungary
  • Favourite Katran products Galaxy 0,26mm - 0,47mm
    Line Synapse 0,26mm (and now I am using new line Ecslipse 0,25mm)
    Cobra, Gurza, Duplex
    Good results are received by using Katran goods!
  • Name Denis, Kadric
  • Country Slovenia
  • Years of experience more than 17 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements I were never compete.
    All my life i fish in the hard wild watters and that completes me 😉.
    It's me againts the nature 😆
  • Favourite Katran products Piton ladcore
    Hamilion
    Neon synapse 0.37
    Fluocarbon
  • Name Aleš Marzel
  • Country Slovenia
  • Years of experience more than 20 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements personal best 29 kg
  • Favourite Katran products cobra hooklink, because it is soft and flexible
  • Name Rob Tough
  • Country UK
  • Years of experience more than 35 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Winner of numerous most prestigious competitions.
    Regular participant of World Carp Championship.
    1ST Team Mainline-Carpworld at World Carp Classic (2009)
    1ST Team Mainline-Carpworld at World Carp Classic (2008)
    1ST Team Mainline-Carpworld at World Carp Classic (2007)
    3RD BCAC Final - Horseshoe (1999)
  • Favourite Katran products Galaxy tapered shock-leader - top choice for WCC!
  • Name Darren Weatherley
  • Country UK
  • Years of experience more than 35 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2nd place overall at the world carp classic :) 2007
    Winning section at world carp classic 2015
    Winning British carp angling championship qualifier in 2000
    2x winner of paul snookes memorial club matches
    Plus many other club matches throughout my angling career
  • Favourite Katran products Looking forward to using all the katran product's and getting the best out of them, katran product's are of the highest quality its hard to choose any one particular item from their ranges :)
  • Name Rafal Wojewoda
  • Country UK
  • Years of experience more than 20 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements I have been carp fishing just over 20years my pb is- France- 67lb UK- 41lb 4oz I long range carp angler with good experience . I'm really pleased to be part of the team and looking forward to more good things too come I have my "Wish List " where is 25 most wanted carp in UK and I want all catch in next few years .
  • Favourite Katran products Katran products ,I was so Fishinh line SYNAPSE Carp Camo with Taper mono shock leader Galaxy Camo , using this line Casting is like a dream .
  • Name Dmytro Lavrinenko
  • Country Ukraine
  • Years of experience more than 3 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements The Championship of Ukraine 2018 1st place
    Ukraine National Cup 2018 1st place
    The World Champion 2017
    The World Champion 2018
  • Name Nikolay Hryhorashchenko
  • Country Ukraine
  • Years of experience more than 15 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements Carp Fishing Champion of Ukraine 2008, 2015
    The Winner of Ukrainian Fishing Cup 2015
    The World Champion 2017
    The World Champion 2018
    On World Championship in Serbia 2018 caught the Big Fish
  • Name Stas Porozhnyuk
  • Country Ukraine
  • Years of experience more than 14 years
  • The greatest fishing achievements 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 1st place Ukrainian National Cup
  • Favourite Katran products Gurza, Galaxy