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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

3rd November 2012

Hardy’s sets up offshoot in France

Hardy & Grays is setting up a subsidiary in France, building on the success it has had with offshoots in the US and Germany. The company, […]
3rd November 2012

Top anglers tell tales of Zyg’s paradise

Many well-known anglers have fished at Angler’s Paradise, the Devon holiday resort run by the colourful Zyg Gregorek. He’s now publishing a book about him and his […]
2nd November 2012

Choose your top 10

Just finished a feature for The Field magazine, which celebrates its 160th anniverary next year, on the ten anglers who have  made a special contribution to […]
2nd November 2012

Lee Wulff’s watch up for auction

A Leonard rod, flies by top tyers and Lee Wulff’s watch are among the items at an auction being run by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center […]
2nd November 2012

Canadian sea fishers may have to buy a licence

Nova Scotia is looking at introducing licences to fish its tidal waters. Al McNeil, resource manager with Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture, said that the province […]
1st November 2012

Coming up at auction…

This Edward Lawson poster of the River Spey was used to publicise the delights of travelling by British Railways. It comes at Bloomsbury Auctions on November […]
31st October 2012

Video of the week

Who said anglers exaggerate? Here’s a television news programme talking about a goliath tigerfish caught on the Congo river by Jeremy Wade. I think Jeremy told […]
31st October 2012

Gilbey’s take on the world’s best places to fish

The ebullient Henry Gilbey has published his view of the 100 best places to fish around the world. Fishing Adventures, published by Wiley Nautical, ranges from […]
31st October 2012

Strong prices for Theodore Gordon’s tackle

Tackle owned by Theodore Gordon, known as “the father of American dry-fly fishing”, went for high prices at  Crossroads Angling Auctions inaugural sale in New Jersey. […]

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