OCCUPATION: TA Managing Director
UK PB COMMON: 44lb 12oz
UK PB LEATHER: 48lb 12oz
AVERAGE LENGTH OF SESSION: 1 night when the time is right

Ben has, without doubt, fished some of the most pressured and tricky waters in the country. He has honed his skills over the past two decades, around the famous Yateley complex and on some of the big Thames Valley pits. 

With early captures such as Heather, Arfur and Dustbin from the notorious and super busy Car Park Lake, to the much sought after Split-tail from Sheepwalk and more recently, the huge Chertsey mirror at 58+, Ben has proven his watercraft and resilience on a wide variety of what many consider to be seriously tough challenges. 

Ben has also worked tirelessly in tackle design and development. Building up his company Thinking Anglers over the past decade, he has bought fresh ideas and many new products to the carp/specialist angler. 

He is probably best known for his relentless and meticulous spot preparation within an angling situation. Careful and ever consistent, he builds his chances and opportunities around his work life, often managing to make things look relatively “easy” on his overnight angling between work. However, the work behind the scenes is often overlooked! 

Loving all forms of angling, Ben can often be found in the winter months fishing for his beloved predators, such as Perch and Zander, on the rivers and canals of his home town.

Meet the Team

James Timberlake

'Timbers' is a talented weekend angler, who angles for a variety of species throughout the year.

Joe Atkinson

Joe Atkinson, known around the big-fish circuit waters in Essex, now opts to angle on the quiet lakes where the fish are not as big, but just as beautiful.

Liam Duncan

Liam Duncan, an angler who goes quietly about his business both on and off the beaten track, who fishes mainly weekend sessions with a busy work life.

Mitch Hammonds

With a host of captures from a range of demanding waters, Mitch Hammonds leaves no stone unturned in his search for the carp he desires.

Adam Smith

Come rain or snow, Adam Smith has spent the last few years chasing some of the most breathtakingly beautiful carp in Oxfordshire.

Scott Karabowicz

Scott Karabowicz, and his meticulous and precise approach to all he does has served him well on those notorious, historic and pressured lakes.

Myles Gibson

Myles Gibson, one of the country’s best up and coming big-fish anglers and has travelled the country in search of some of the biggest and best-looking carp.

Si Bater

Si Bater, an angler with a natural born hunters instinct. Passionate, focused and driven, he has an impressive portfolio of captures from around the country.

Marcus Howarth

Fishing is a huge part of Marcus Howarth and there isn’t a day goes by that he doesn’t think about it. It's not just carp either, but chub and barbel too.

Oz Holness

Oz Holness is a former British record carp holder with drive and passion that takes him across the country, in pursuit of the finest carp in the land.

Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamiliton, is a careful and ever consistent angler, whom builds his chances and opportunities around his work life with regular quick overnighters.