Sam is a versatile all round angler and is at home either trotting maggots on his local intimate streams as he is boating baits out for carp on some of the UK’s toughest inland seas. Currently writing a monthly column for Carp and Coarse Angler, Sam also features regularly in magazines such as Total Coarse Fishing. Having also contributed to publications such as Carpology, the SCBI yearbook and the ECHO newsletter, Sam has certainly flexed his literary muscles in recent years.
A proud member of the BCSG and the Angling Development Board, Sam also gained his Certificate in Angling Coaching back in 2006 and has since spent most of his coaching career teaching clients how to track down and capture barbel. With 15 years of CEMEX Angling Bailiff experience under his belt, Sam was the Head Bailiff of the engimatic Kingsmead Island Lake where he enjoyed great success landing some of the secrets that it contains.
As a result, Sam is now on board the Gardner Tackle team where he contributes in the ‘all rounder’ capacity that he has become knows for. Able to test tackle to destruction, Sam puts our products through their paces on some very demanding venues where he requires the best from his tackle. A Manufacturing Engineer by trade with a keen eye for detail and knowledge of modern manufacturing methods and capabilities, Sam also brings a lot of practical experience to the team.
Name: Sam Meeuwissen
Nickname: Sammy Seagull
Location: Twyford, Berkshire
Date of birth: 14/05/1975
Favourite venue: Wraysbury 1, Dinton Pastures and St Patricks Stream
PB: Carp 37lb 8oz, Pike 22lb 10oz, Catfish (UK) 43lb, Bream 14lb 1oz, Tench 9lb 8oz, Barbel 15lb, Chub 6lb 10oz, Perch 3lb 8oz, Grayling 2lb 12oz, Mullet 4lb 8oz, Eel 4lb 1oz.