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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 February 2013

Shark size limit to double

Moves are afoot to double the minimum size of sharks that can be retained off Maryland waters. Though the new regulations, which come into force in […]
6th February 2013

Anglers face cut in sturgeon catches

Sturgeon anglers on the Columbia River face another season of reduced catches to protect waning fish populations for the fourth year in a row. Washington and […]
6th February 2013

Anglers injured in ice-fishing explosion

Two fishermen have been severely burned – while ice-fishing. The pair were sleeping happily in an ice-fishing hut on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, when their propane gas […]
5th February 2013

$1m prize for fishing couple

A couple who bought a couple of lottery tickets on the day they went fishing came home with quite a catch – a $1m winning ticket. […]
5th February 2013

£367 fine for fishing without licence

A HAMPSHIRE angler who fished on a Romsey lake without a licne has been hit with a £367 fine.  Trevor Barrett, 38, was caught fishing at […]
5th February 2013

Also coming up at auction…

This handsome bream carries an 1888 date, and it’s on sale at Christie’s interior sale at South Kensington, London, on February 19. The fish weighed 3lb […]
5th February 2013

Norman Wilkinson oil of fishing on river Test

A fine signed Norman Wilkinson oil entitled Fishing on the River Test, comes up for sale in the fine art sale being run by Peter Wilson […]
1st February 2013

Hooked marlin sinks boat

A hooked black marlin appears to have sunk a sports-fishing boat off Panama. The dramatic pictures, which appear on Marlin magazine’s Facebook page,  were taken by […]
1st February 2013

$5400 bill for rescued ice fisherman

A man who fell though the ice while fishing has been landed with a $5400 bill. Neil Robbescheuten of southern Ontario was ice fishing on Lake […]

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