OCCUPATION: Scenic Artist Film/TV
FAVOURITE WATER: Cassien/Bin El Ouidane
London: 3-4 hours late at night, a few nights a week. Overseas: 2 week sessions

Some people are just born with a huge sense of adventure – Sam Jefferys is one of those people, and this has shown through in his angling path from a very early age. Strangely, it was in Cape Town, South Africa where Sam first found angling, but it was only once he was back in the UK, he was captured by the carp fishing bug.

From the early age of just 13, he was cutting his teeth on many of the central London park lakes, fishing alongside absolute chaos and the mad going-ons which these lakes were known for. He quickly grew tired of the busy banks of the UK, and this is where the real adventures started. Sam headed to the continent in search of big, wild waters and unknown carp! Morocco, Lac De St Cassien, Orient and Orellana to name but a few, and let’s just say this fire burns just a brightly now as it ever did. 

With a warm character, and a relentless enthusiasm for angling, Sam is an angler with vast experience and knowledge on a wide variety waters, from the urban London rivers to the large foreign, inland seas and adds huge value to the Thinking team.


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.