From Maven:

Maven is excited to announce that Christiaan Pretorius has joined its Ambassador team.

Christiaan is a professional fishing guide who calls Namibia home, but travels to incredible fishing desinations around the world for eight or more months a year. Christiaan is known for his love of exploring remote, adventurous locations, having fished in 34 countries.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Christiaan to the Maven family. His warmth, energy and passion are a wonderful fit for our team,” said Gayleen Pratt, Maven founder.

With New Zealand firmly on his destination bucket list, Christiaan says he looks forward to returning to a full guiding calendar in 2021 and beyond with his stunning New Zealand made Maven rod collection. “Super pumped to be joining the Maven family. I am excited beyond words to push these rods to their limits and show you what they are capable of. With the 2021 season lining up to be a good one I am excited about this new venture.” says Christiaan Pretorius.


As at home on a super yacht as the local lake, Maven rods blend purist design aesthetics and an impeccable technical pedigree to create a modern classic.

Maven designs and manufactures its timeless rods in a modern facility in Auckland, New Zealand. Designed to provide the best for every fishing experience and available in six rod types – Gulf, Tasman, Firth, Pacific, Coast and Fly – Maven makes it simple to choose the perfect rod for whichever style of fishing you love.

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Christiaan Pretorius started fly-fishing at the age of six years old under the guidance of his father. Since that day as they say the rest is history.

Christiaan accepted the challenge to fully pursue a career in fly-fishing. His first real introduction to international travel and fly-fishing came when he was chosen to represent his country at the world fly-fishing championship held in Portugal. Since then Christiaan represented his country at seven World Fly fishing championships. His last World Championship was in Vail, Colorado in 2016.


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