Only losses tugging at the line for angling’s Jakub Vágner
Extreme angling celebrity Jakub Vágner has won the day in battles with many giant exotic fish around the world, but back at home he’s facing a rather different testing foe – his finances.
His fishing and pond farming business Jakub Vágner Rybářství, founded two years ago with investor Robert Schönfeld, has piled up losses of nearly seven million crowns.
“We are anticipating a turnaround from 2017 when the synergy effects of acquired investments will start to show through,” said Renata Klaková, spokesperson for Schönfeld’s investment group RSBC.
Lifelong angler Vágner became known for his National Geographic Channel TV series Fish Warrior in which he embarked on extreme fishing expeditions in remote regions.