Dave began fishing at a young age with regular outings to a family hot spot his dad called "The Rocks." Like many young anglers, the challenge of catch fascinated him, fueling his passion to spend as much time near the water as he could. In 2007, Dave began fishing competitively in his home province of Saskatchewan as a member of the SWT. Dave continues to compete in events with the SWT and CWT circuits.
When Dave isn’t on the water he enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors with his wife Amy and their three sons Liam, Merick and Kayl.