OCCUPATION: Addiction Counsellor 
PB COMMON: 59lb 8oz

I am a happy family man with a fantastic girlfriend. Together we have two beautiful daughters. I love my full-time job as an Addiction Counsellor, working with fantastic creative humans. I am very grateful for my life as it is now.

The essence of fishing for me is the experience of absolute freedom. A quick escape from reality. Surrounded by water, animals and nature. Rest, dream and enjoy. I love all types of waters – the big rivers, canals, intimate waters and especially the large wild lakes. I enjoy more when I am alone in these large waters. Far away from the human world. And for a moment in my own created world. Fishing is at those moments so much more than only catching a few carp. There are no words to describe it. It’s a feeling.

 I love to share the passion for angling and nature, I know for sure that i’m in the right place at Thinking Anglers. A group of passionate anglers and great characters with a similar mindset.

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.