After completing a Masters degree in fish ecology, Richard trained as an angling journalist with DHP and rose to the position of Editor of Advanced Carp Fishing magazine, before joining Korda, where he works as digital media manager. He prefers to target lesser-known fish on quiet waters if possible, but he's happy to mix it with the crowds occasionally and is a previous BCAC finalist. He's something of a carp geek and collects carp literature of all types. The floorboards of his study creak under the weight of old magazines and the bookcase is packed with classic carp reading.
Rich has caught thirties from more than ten different waters and has banked five UK carp over 40lb – most of which came since his association with Baitworks. He's originally from the North West of England, but now lives close to the Thames, in Oxford.