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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

17th November 2012

Sea lice killing 40% of salmon

Sea lice are causing almost half of wild salmon deaths, a report by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed. It is, of course, the aquaculture industry that […]
16th November 2012

Millionaire seeks site for indoor fishing ‘Centre Parcs’

Plans are underway to set up the UK’s first indoor fishery. It’s the brainchild of Simon Hughes, the man credited with creating the F1 carp, who […]
16th November 2012

The man who’s out to catch 2000 species of fish

Steve Wozniak, the man who has now caught 1155 species of fish (his next target is 2000) has a highly entertaining blog that anglers who believe […]
15th November 2012

Ultra-rare fish ‘caught’ off Mexico

One of the world’s rarest large saltwater fish, a louvar, has turned up off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Very little is known about the pink-coloured fish, […]
14th November 2012

Ice fishing…underwater in a diving suit

I fell for this one at first. Watch the video here, then think: “Isn’t there something wrong about this?” Then read all about it here from […]
14th November 2012

Blue marlin makes 4,776-mile journey

A 575lb blue marlin tagged in Puerto Rico covered nearly 5,000 nautical miles, crossing the Atlantic, satellite statistics have shown. The fish, tagged during the Club […]
13th November 2012

Video of the week

A 50lb cod is beyond most anglers’ dreams, but certain parts of Norway (see here) offer a realistic chance of catching a fish this big. The […]
13th November 2012

Huge sale of rare Derrydale titles at Christies

An auction of the rarest Derrydale Press titles will take place at Christies in New York on December 7. It includes Magic Hours (stated by some […]
13th November 2012

Who’s going to buy Hardy’s?

Speculation about the new owner of Hardy is rife in the tackle trade, with the magazine Tackle Trade World making guesses on a possible buyer. Our […]

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