Luc Coppens is known as one of the most skilled predator anglers in Europe. He will now join Fairpoint Outdoors A/S as a consultant. “Our strategy for the Westin lures and Edge rods is to become the absolute leading brands in predator fishing. The agreement with Luc is an important part of this strategy”, says Fairpoints product manager Thomas Sanotra.
Luc Coppens lives in Belgium within casting distance from Holland and has earned a reputation as one of the most skilled predator anglers in this region – not only through catches and stories in magazines but also when it comes to competition. Three years in a row he won the Belgium Predator Championship with catches including a Belgium record pike measuring 133.6 cm. An even harder competition is the NKS zander competition in Holland. The level of this competition is the closest European fishing competitions get to the level found in large US bass competitions. During eight different zander competitions or heats anglers have to qualify for the final. Luc has been fishing the competition for seven years and his career includes numerous heat victories and in total he has won the yearly final three times!
As Luc explains there is no room for mistakes in these competitions. It is a matter of optimizing every detail and using the best tackle.
“The competitive element in Luc’s fishing career gives him an unsurpassed ability to point out important details and to help develop tackle that will catch more fish. Besides this he is a great personality that a lot of anglers trust and admire. Making the best products and being extremely visible to consumers are important to us, and Luc can help us with both,” says Thomas Sanotra from Fairpoint.
Luc himself is thrilled about the agreement:
“I’m happy to be working with Fairpoint Outdoors on developing their predator brands and I’m confident that they will use my ideas and experience to produce the most innovative products that will be outstanding in quality and used by demanding anglers all over Europe.”
47 year old Luc Coppens already has a lot of experience from the tackle trade business. Currently he works as sales representative selling carp fishing tackle for Nash tackle. He will continue this job along with the predator consultant agreement with Fairpoint Outdoors.
Fairpoint Outdoors recently announced an agreement with Scandinavian top predator angler Jörgen Larsson. “Jörgen and Luc are close friends,” says Thomas Sanotra from Fairpoint. “The synergy created by having both as consultants will be a great asset to the company. This way we will be more than a step ahead when it comes to the latest predator trends in Scandinavia and Europe.”