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The website for the world's largest full-colour magazine on collecting and using classic tackle, and the history of fishing. Where top authors write on lures, rods, reels, art, books, fish, people and places. Here you can subscribe to the magazine, purchase back issues and read editor Keith Elliott's blog on angling.

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

28th November 2012

UK to get £35m fishing complex and shopping centre

Clearance has been given for the UK’s first fishing complex and shopping centre. The £35m IntoOutdoors site at Evesham, on the Warwickshire Avon, will include tackle […]
27th November 2012

Lifejacket campaign pays off for rock-fishers

Publicity to encourage rock fishers to wear lifejackets is paying off in Australia. Almost half of those fishing in risky areas are now wearing lifejackets, statistics […]
26th November 2012

Police feared angler’s car hid a rotting corpse

A fisherman had his car towed away because the maggots in his Chrysler Neon had hatched into flies. A passer-by who saw swarms of flies inside […]
26th November 2012

Some fine angling books in US sale

A copy of William Blacker’s 1855 Art of Fly Making is the highlight of a sale taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) at New England Book Auctions. It […]
26th November 2012

Czechs to take cormorants off protected species list

Czechoslovakia is taking the cormorant off its list of specially protected species April 1 next year. Its environment minister Tomas Chalupa has signed a directive that […]
25th November 2012

Our tip for a modern collectable reel

Nothing original about suggesting ABUs as reels that will rise in value, but one that has already gone way beyond its original retail price is the […]
24th November 2012

Stop promoting salmon farming and farmed salmon, says $26m report

A $26m inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon has called for the Canadian government to stop promoting salmon farming as an industry and farmed salmon […]
24th November 2012

Video of the week: big brown trout caught ice-fishing

If you thought ice-fishing was all about serious drinking, and occasionally catching very small fish if you can be bothered, take a look at this video. […]
24th November 2012

Contest to win Andrew Field floats

We’re going to run a competition to win a set of floats made by the highly talented Andrew Field. With individual examples of his work selling […]

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