OCCUPATION: TA Managing Director

One of life and angling’s genuine nice guys, Ben is a highly observant and tactical angler too. Highly regarded for his margin preparation and baiting work, there’s nothing Ben likes more than the up close and personal stalking approach.

Having fished on some the hardest lakes in the UK, he has managed to catch some truly iconic carp such as Heather, Arfur, the big Chertsey mirror and Sheepwalk’s Split Tail to name a few.

His formidable knowledge and wealth of experience in the angling trade stands him in good stead for his forte of product design and development at Thinking Anglers.

44lb 12oz

58lb +


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Past – Yateley Copse Lake / Present – Burghfield

Q. If you could catch one carp dead or alive what would it be?
A. Burghfield Common

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. Specials

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Both

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Both

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The Krill

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Bottom baits

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. New and full

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Polarizing Glasses / Bait / Tea

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Hutchie, Maylin and Steve Allcock