Bait-Tech Angler – Richard Cox

Richard grew up plying his trade on the River Taff from the age of 6 catching roach, dace, chub, eels and grayling on a ledger or stick float. He progressed into match fishing for local clubs around the country until he fished a local lake and banked a 13lb leather carp…super excited. Richard then wanted the buzz of big fish so went back to the rivers to establish himself catching big barbel and a few carp. After his first trip to France he then decided that it was the path he wanted to follow. Richard fishes in France at least twice a year fishing some unheard of waters and always looking for the next one. He’s fishing the River Wye in the coming season hunting some big river monsters after his successful winter campaign he’s raring to go plus he’s another sneaky water which may produce some belters!



Lives: Cardiff

Occupation: Retail Supervisor – Garry Evans 

Sponsor: Bait-Tech

Favourite methods: Heavy baiting campaigns and solid pva bags

Favourite Product: the particle range plus the Triple-N pop ups

PBs: 38.8lb common (UK), 48.12lb common (France)

Favourite Venues: Ourscamp

Top Tip: Never doubt your ability

Personal Future Goals: A true British 40lber!

Achieved in Angling: A new PB this year, Drennan super league open winner whilst match fishing, river carp to 20lb, established specialist angler and did a documentary for BBC1  on the River Taff.