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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

22nd November 2012

Halibut fisher hit with $100,000 fine

A commercial fisherman who falsely reported his catches of halibut has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.  Freddie Joe Hankins of Cove, Oregon, was sentenced […]
22nd November 2012

A third of anglers fishing without licence, check reveals

Almost a third of anglers were caught fishing without a licence during an Environment Agency spot-check last weekend. Tickets were issued to 53 of 178 anglers checked […]
22nd November 2012

Charter boat skipper facing jail threat

An owner of a Florida charter boat is facing the threat of a jail sentence for failing to report his catches. Jason Cardinale, who runs Samana Expert […]
21st November 2012

Anglers halt hydro scheme on Trent

Fish Legal has halted a hydropower development on the river Trent at Sawley Weir, Nottingham. The victory by the organisation, part of the Angling Trust, is […]
21st November 2012

What’s in the latest issue?

How carp got to Australia, plans for a UK angling museum (and one in the US for Mitchell too) plus the history of the world’s greatest […]
21st November 2012

Fishy stuff in upcoming auctions

A sale on Saturday (November 24) in Chippenham, Wiltshire, lists “a quantity of fishing tackle reels and rods, including a Youngs Pridex Lightweight, numerous other reels, […]
20th November 2012

A framed fly with very vague Kelson connections

You have to admire the cheek of some eBay sellers. This framed fly is described as “tied on an antique blind eye hook as per G […]
20th November 2012

Giant salmon caught from Tweed

A near-50lb salmon has been landed from the river Tweed. The 50in fish, with a 25in girth, was caught by Jim Read of Edinburgh on the […]
17th November 2012

World’s rarest whale seen for first time

Two spade-toothed beaked whales have been found dead on a New Zealand beach. The whale is so rare that an intact specimen has never been seen […]

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