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.

HOW about a cigar pike float that can be fished top and bottom, or bottom end only? Enter the Kodex Cigar Slider. You can fish a roving livebait or suspended…

Richard Howard, Angler's Mail features editor, has fished for predators for decades and gets a special thrill out of targeting them with a 'sight bob, explained here.

  MOST of my river pike fishing  has been using an adapted sink-and-draw approach – still one of the most underrated piking methods in my book. It’s active, it searches…

A LOT of anglers target chub in the winter months when they start packing on the weight and filling out. And whether you’ve just got a couple of hours to…

THE new sub-£60 Cadence CS6 Match Reel, for float and feeder fishing, comes with a feature package that you would normally expect on a £90-plus design, report the team behind…

SETTING up an efficient drop shot rig for predators couldn’t be easier when using these Spinshot Dropshot Hooks from VMC. The system combines a perfect drop shot hook – the…

THESE new sweet feed pellets will complement Dynamite’s Monster Tiger Nut range perfectly. A useful option in low water temperatures, but with all-year-round attraction, they contain the matching boilies’ infamous,…

RECHARGEABLE head torches are becoming more and more popular. The NGT XPR Cree Headlamp, at just over a tenner, has plenty of functions. On its White Light setting it’s rated…

THESE new Dynamite CompleX-T Premium Carp Pellets are the perfect accompaniment to the CompleX-T boilie range, designed by carp ace Terry Hearn. The high-protein, fishmeal feed pellets share all the same…

THE beauty of these Minnow Super Vibrax lures is their lifelike body, helping grab the attention of perch and pike. The body sits behind a spinning blade, to add flash…