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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

11th November 2012

Four reels allegedly used by Greta Garbo come up for auction next month at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. They comprise two automatic fly reels: […]
11th November 2012

One for collectors with an interest in match-fishing: this print to celebrate 25 years of the UK’s Evesham Festival on the Warwickshire Avon is signed by […]
11th November 2012

$2 million to improve fish habitats

Minnesota is giving $2.1 million to its local branch of Trout Unlimited to continue restoring fish and wildlife habitat on 13 streams and lakes across the […]
11th November 2012

Green group sues California over stocking fish

California is stocking lakes by dumping non-native fish from planes without permits, an environmental group is claiming. Wilderness Watch says the California Department of Fish and […]
10th November 2012

Gregory lure sets £2800 record

A Windsor Bee lure made by the Birmingham jeweller James Gregory set a record for the bait when it sold for £2800 (excluding 17% buyers’ commission) […]
10th November 2012

Chelsea’s John Terry wants fishing lake in his garden

CHELSEA footballer John Terry has submitted plans to build a fishing lake at his Oxshott, Surrey, home. The ex-England player wants to have the  lake on […]
9th November 2012

US museum exclusive in Classic Angling, out this week

You can read about plans for a UK angling museum in the latest Classic Angling, which is being posted to subscribers this week. It’s quite an […]
9th November 2012

Some fine lures are among the highlights at Mullock’s auction at Ludlow tomorrow (November 10), which also offers online bidding. There is a named nickel silver […]
9th November 2012

Blacker sells for £15,000

An 1842 variant second issue of William Blacker’s Art of Fly Making that sold for £15,000 (excluding 20% buyers’ commission) was the highlight of an auction […]

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