Richard Howard

Richard Howard

Angler’s Mail features editor. AM staff man since 1987. Specimen angler and a keen all-rounder with some impressive PB’s. He loves hearing about new methods and new tackle innovation.

AS temperatures drop and the weather deteriorates, you’ll fish better and for longer if you stay warm and dry. Enter the new Effzett Thermo Suit, available through DAM. It offers…

KODEX have released Chod-Rig Bait Floss, to enable you to tie pop-ups on hooks neatly. Coming in a neutral colour for concealment, it has been designed to offer optimum grip.…

AS ROACH are one of the most popular food sources for predators, it’s not surprising to see Savage Gear expanding their realistic 3D Roach lure family. There’s a complete new…

CHUB have clearly put a lot of thought into the Vantage 5 Season Sleeping Bag. A high quality, silicone treated, hollow fibre fill provides warmth, complimented by a 100 per…

AS technology, and materials advance, so will rod design, enabling Greys to launch their best ever carp rod – the Xlerate range – and it looks pretty special. They’ve managed…

FIRELINE already has a reputation for being strong and abrasion resistant. This new, thermally fused, 8-carrier, Dyneema PE fiber braid is said to have four times the abrasion resistance of…

THE Mitchell Avocet Match RZ4000 is a tidy little reel package, on its way from Pure Fishing. Out this autumn, it’s a robust feeder reel, set to handle bagging on…

YEAR after year I’ve seen Savage Gear win awards for their forward-thinking lure technology. And I’ve covered several of their successful, lifelike, 3D-scan lures in the past. Later this autumn…

I KNOW I’m not alone in seeing the draw of more natural venues. Marukyu have released a range of natural groundbaits designed specifically for them. Already respected for the quality…

IT MIGHT officially be autumn, but there are still hungry waters where you can afford to put some bait down with a pot, such as the Guru XL Pole Pot,…