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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

8th April 2013

Mr Crabtree series back on TV

The acclaimed new series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree is being repeated on satellite television stations from tomorrow (April 9). You can watch it […]
7th April 2013

Farlow’s to be sold

Farlow’s, one of the most historic and enduring names in angling, is to be sold, we can reveal. The company started in 1840. This and many […]
7th April 2013

Case of barbel sells for record £18,000

A brace of barbel in a glass case set a world record when it sold for £18,000 (excluding 15% buyers’ commission) at Angling Auctions. The special […]
12th February 2013

Angler fined for killing great white shark

A man has been fined more than £8000 for killing a great white shark that he hooked off a beach in South Africa. Leon Bekker of […]
12th February 2013

Fishing app checks weather and hotspots

A free fishing-specific weather app for Android and iPhone users has just been released. FishMarX is a GPS marking tool you can use  on the water […]
10th February 2013

Keeping Bonefish in ‘Recovery Bags’ Boosts Survival Rates

Keeping bonefish in “recovery bags” after they have been caught results in significantly improved survival rates, scientiests have found. Allowing captured fish to rest in the […]
10th February 2013

Our Book Reviews

All the book reviews published in Classic Angling for the past year are now available on this site free. We aren’t worried about offending publishers, which […]
8th February 2013

Video of the week: a big pike through the ice

Pretty impressive: catching a 26lb pike through a hole on the ice from a lake in southern Alberta, Canada. The guy has a job getting it […]
8th February 2013

Mongolian team to take part in world ice-fishing championships

Mongolia is entering the world ice-fishing championships for the first time. The week-long event, which starts next week on Big Eau Pleine Reservoir in Wisconsin, has […]

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