Hello and welcome to the world of InterAngler LLC! My name is
Garrett VeneKlasen, and I would like to tell you a little about
myself and my company...
Fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, I am a seasoned outdoor travel
consultant, international angling specialist, explorer, outdoor writer,
photographer, video producer, guide, and trip host with over 15 years
of extensive travel and angling exploration throughout Brazil, Venezuela,
Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Panama, Nicaragua, Belize, Honduras,
Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, the Soviet
Republic and the South Pacific.
I began my angling career trout fishing with my father in New Mexico
and Colorado at the age of three. By fourteen I was spending my summers
guiding clients on New Mexicoíís famous San Juan River. Immediately
after graduating from college, I took on a managerial position at
Manaka Lodge in the Venezuelan Amazon. I spent almost two years managing
Manaka and was at the cutting edge of peacock bass fishing and Amazon
exploratory angling when it first burst onto the International Angling
scene in the late 1980s.
After my Venezuela work, I spent a summer guiding for the prestigious
Bristol Bay Lodge in Alaska. At the age of twenty three I was hired
by Frontiers International Travel
and spent two years spanning the globe in search of exotic fishing
destinations. While working at Frontiers, I spent a great deal of
time exploring and introducing Brazilian peacock bass and Argentinian/Bolivian
freshwater dorado fisheries to the International sport fishing community.
I also extensively explored everywhere from the offshore waters of
coastal Colombia, the flats of the Carribean and South Pacific, the
rivers of Central America, to the Siberian coast in search of taimen.
After Frontiers, I spent two years working for the outdoor video production
company, Barrett Productions. My television credits include host/writer of ESPNís Fly Fishing America and writer/director of TNNís North American Sportsman. Magazine feature article and still photography contributions include such publications as Field & Stream, Menís Journal, Grayís Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, The Angling Report, The Orvis News and the newly-released anthology, Travelerís Tales Brazil.
I started InterAngler LLC back in 1995. I wanted to
provide a unique full-service International outdoor travel agency
that networks virtually all existing travel agents, international
outfitters, lodges and guides to give you a concise, unbiased perspective
(no one I know of did this back then and no one does this to date).
Whether you are a fly, spin or casting angler interested in anything
from peacock bass fishing in the Amazon to a tigerfish adventure in
Zambia, I cross-examine all the different options and choose particular
angling resources that best suit your personal criteria. You
could say Iím sort of a "buyerís broker" for individuals looking for
a specific International angling adventure. Thereís a lot of
hacks in the business of outdoor travel. So-called "agents," "outfitters"
and "guides" with limited travel experience and even less angling
knowledge, who claim they know the inside and out of the international
fishing game. These people try and sell you a particular angling destination,
regardless of its track record or commonality with your particular
expectations. I do your homework for you and help sort out the flack
from the seed so to speak.
Iíve built this site to provide a resource for anglers interested
in planning international fishing trips, as well as for those enthusiasts
who just want to learn more about the fabulous world of international
angling. Fishing and hunting are the heart and soul of my life. I
am the quintessential outdoor fanatic. Iíll sleep on a bug infested
pile of leaves and eat boiled piranhas for weeks at a time to find
the Amazon angling "El Dorado"Ė or hunt elk for 20 consecutive days
until Iíve wasted away to a mere shadow of my formal self!
Because of my past field experience, I know exactly where and when
to find that fishing adventure of a lifetime. Unlike most other outdoor
oriented travel agencies, my wife, Annie,
and I personally host/guide many of our featured trips and provide
unparalleled booking services and knowledge for the trips in which
we do not participate directly. InterAngler LLC strives to
exceed your angling expectations and Iííll go that extra mile to ensure
that in the end, you choose a destination that best matches your particular
Enjoy our articles, stories and information on accessing these remarkable
fisheries and feel free to call me on my toll-free number at (888)
347-4329, should you have any questions. Perhaps we can fish together
in the not-so-distant future!
Founder and President