My name is Nathalie van den Berg and I was born on 25 January 1977. I am mother of two daughters (twins) and live in Uithoorn.
With my father and mother both fishing, I could not stay behind ion developing a passion for fishing as well, which could be described as "hereditary"! I grew up in the Amsterdam Rivierenbuurt neighbourhood, in a flat. My parents often went to the Bosbaan to fish and I joined them from a very young age. Always being outside and when I got older, we moved to a little house in Bakkum, by the sea. There we always went to the beach and of course the fishing rods (or the shrimp net) came along! As a family, we were just always fishing.
My parents were boardmembers of our local fishingclub, HSV Seagull, and our home was often a meeting location. Competitions, meetings, tying lines, casting our own lead, self-caught fish in the freezer: I don't know any better. And I'm proud of it. Sweet or salty, it doesn't matter to me. Although I do find my greatest relaxation and satisfaction in the Salty fishing.
In 2015, I started sharing my fishing moments on social media after which I was approached by Sportvisserij Nederland. Whether I wanted to collaborate on an article for Het Visblad one day. That conversation went so well that they decided to send a cameraman along. The video 'Stylish Beach Fishing', together with Marco Kraal, became a great success. I was then allowed to collaborate on an episode for VisTV and an episode of VisTV XL.
With the rise of fishing women and their ever-increasing popularity, the idea for a female fishing programme was born. We are now shooting the 5th season of "De visvrouwen" on RTL4, who would have thought?
Whenever I go on holiday, a fishing rod always goes with me. The lines have already been cast in Ireland, Spain, Greece and Norway. Fishing in Norway is absolutely crazy, what a mega-fishery there... But there are so many more great fishing trips: The Cape Verde and Costa Rica locations are still on my bucket list.
From June 2022, I have been working at Worldsbestfishingtrips.com and that has been a very good move! It's a lot of fun to help fellow anglers have a great fishingtrip and to be able to give them the service and information so they make the right choices and have a wonderful memory of their adventure abroad! You are then helping to realise a dream - that is just great, isn't it?
At Wordlsbestfishingtrips.com, you don't just book a trip. You also book with a guarantee, recieve appropriate personal advice as well as guidance, and all this organised with pleasure by a team who is passionate for fishing.
Have agreat fishingtrip! Nathalie