Bernd Mikulin

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Bernd Mikulin (born January 23, 1942 in Radebeul ; † May 13, 2009 in Dresden ) was President of the German Anglers' Association (DAV) from April 21, 1990 until his death .


He finished his school days in Oberlößnitz and Radebeul with the general university entrance qualification . He then did his military service in a medical unit, where he trained as a nurse. After completing his military service, he studied education and law, among other things, and then worked in management positions in various companies in Dresden. Since 1990 he has been an independent fishing tackle dealer. Bernd Mikulin died after a long, serious illness.


In 1952, Bernd Mikulin became a member of a local fishing club and in 1980 he became chairman of the then district fishing committee in Dresden. In 1990, Bernd Mikulin was elected President of the German Anglers' Association, which was founded in the GDR in 1954 . His successful efforts to organize the 10th world championship in freshwater fishing for anglers with disabilities in Potsdam in 2008 received special international recognition.

Bernd Mikulin played a decisive role both in consolidating the association's traditions in the former GDR and in the new formation in the old federal states. In 2003, Bernd Mikulin received the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon in recognition of his achievements for the promotion of socially and environmentally friendly fishing as well as for his efforts to unify professional and recreational fishing .

From 1993 to 1997 he was also vice-president of the Confederation Internationale de la Peche Sportive (CIPS). Bernd Mikulin was also instrumental in founding the European Anglers Forum (EAF).

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