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Keith Elliott

Editor and Publisher

Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror.

If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook.

I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman.

I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

Keith Elliott's Angling Blog

3rd December 2012

Coming up at auction

The highlight this week looks to be a batch of Hardy tackle, coming up at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, Essex, UK, tomorrow (Tuesday). It includes a […]
1st December 2012

Greenpeace names Sri Lanka among worst offenders on illegal fishing

Sri Lanka is one of the worst offenders when it comes to illegal fishing for tuna, billfish and sharks, Greenpeace says. Many of the boats are […]
1st December 2012

UK Minister backs principle of higher bass size limits

Pressure is growing for an increase in the UK minimum size that bass can be kept. Former Labour angling minister Martin  Salter, using his parliamentary contacts, […]
30th November 2012

New fishing series looks great

Just finished a series of voiceovers for a new fishing series called Caught in the Act, put together by Bob Roberts and Stuart Walker. It’s going […]
30th November 2012

Dunlop Sports to sell fishing tackle

One of the world’s leading sports brands, Dunlop Sports, is to sell tackle globally. The company is offering ansd entry-level range of kit that will be […]
30th November 2012

The new Mr Crabtree fishing book

I’ve just seen an early version of the new Mr Crabtree book, to tie in with the television series that starts in January. Fishing in the […]
29th November 2012

England cricketers fishing on 1920s Ashes tour

This is a wonderfully historic sepia photograph for anglers who are also cricket lovers. It shows Harry Howell and Arthur Dolphin, members of the MCC (it […]
28th November 2012

The place to catch redfish

It looks as if a lorry carrying tomato ketchup has crashed into the sea. But this weird scene from Clovelly beach in Sydney, Australia, is actually […]
28th November 2012

Video of the week: a 60lb barramundi

If it’s not Australia’s national fish, it ‘s not far off it. Barramundi grow big, fight well, jump and can be taken on lures and fly. […]

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