Sam Bascombe

My carp fishing all started on Kings Vincents Lake in Ringwood where I caught plenty of doubles to low twenty commons.

I then moved on to fishing for bigger fish on venues like Sandhurst and the Pads Lake in Yateley, catching my first carp over 30lb.

Ever since then I’ve had the big fish bug. Nowadays my angling involves targeting specific fish from low stock tricky venues. I enjoy the challenge that this type of fishing provides and the buzz I get from catching that ‘elusive fish’ is hard to beat.


Fact File


Name: Sam Bascombe
Nickname: Bascombe
Location: Poole, Dorset
Date of Birth: 24/6/1985
Favourite Venues: Roach Pit, Sandhurst
PB’s (lb): 47lb 2oz (UK) 52.8lb