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.

Description: carp rods.                                                               Specifications: Magnum XLR (Xtra-Long Range): 13 ft (3.75 lb) casting rod; 46-ton high-modulus Nano Matrix Carbon blank, 1-K weave; Fuji Alconite BKWAG guides, including a 50 mm…

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…