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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

20th January 2013

Video of the week: tarpon grabs man’s arm

At Robbie’s in Islamorada, Florida, tarpon weighing 100lb or more will feed from your hand. Don’t know if this video shot was filmed there, but it […]
18th January 2013

Your chance to fish with one of the world’s best bass anglers

The chance to fish with ace bass angler Mike Iaconelli is on offer in a competition being run by Bassmaster. As well as the chance to […]
18th January 2013

Dog sorts out catfish

This fine picture of a terrier with a catfish big enough to gulp down the dog as a snack appears on the Facebook site of German […]
14th January 2013

This double-figure pike bit off more than it could chew when it grabbed a large zander. The pike was found dead on a Dutch lake with […]
12th January 2013

Skeet Reese with big golden dorado

Skeet Reese, one of the world’s finest bass anglers, looks happy enough with a huge golden dorado, an even more aggressive species than the largemouths he’s […]
11th January 2013

Lang’s store proves big success

Motre than 50% of the items in Lang’s Store’s latest posting had sold within 24 hours of appearing. Hundreds of lots were listed, included Abu reels, […]
11th January 2013

A rarity for Mr Crabtree fans

Two sheets of original artwork for the story of Mr Mudd the farmer, painted by Bernard Venables, come up for auction next week. The unframed water […]
11th January 2013

How NOT to hold a carp

We’ve all seen the new craze for kissing fish, but maybe this fish was wriggling away because it feared the angler was going to give it […]
10th January 2013

Largest Wye fly-caught salmon up for auction

A 52lb 8oz carved wooden salmon, caught in 1928 from the river Wye, will surely be the highlight for angling collectors at Copley’s winter auction. The fish […]

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