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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

7th December 2012

Ice-fishing proves profitable for market leader

A Minnesota anglnig products company that sells most of its output in a two-month window is about to double the size of its offices, because business […]
7th December 2012

Ultra-rare Haskell Minnow for sale on eBay

One of the world’s most sought-after lures, a Haskell Minnow, is up for sale on eBay. The 3.5in uncleaned copper lure, made by Riley Haskell of […]
7th December 2012

Meeting to tackle problems facing chalkstreams

A gathering of heavyweight speakers are set to highlight the growing problems facing English chalkstreams on Monday. Led by  Lord de Mauley, the environment minister in […]
5th December 2012

Chance to go fishing with the Fed’s ex-chairman

The chance to go fishing with Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, is one of the top prizes […]
5th December 2012

Zyg’s fishery (and his wines) go into print

A book on Angler’s Paradise, the Devon, south-west England, fishery run by the irrepressible Zyg Gregorek, has just been published by Little Egret Press. The book […]
4th December 2012

Days are numbered for gill nets on Columbia river

Commercial gill nets could be removed from the lower Columbia River in Oregon and Washington within three years. Fish and wildlife stakeholders have just agreed on […]
4th December 2012

Vom Hofe reel in Oxford auction

This Edward vom Hofe reel, which looks like a Regal 491, comes up at Mallams in Abingdon, Oxford, next Monday (December 10). The listing describes it […]
4th December 2012

Buy a subscription to Classic Angling for a friend or partner

Stuck for a Christmas present? Why not give a year’s subscription to Classic Angling to someone? They’ll get many things that web readers don’t have access […]
4th December 2012

Great Lakes lose battle to halt Asian carp spread

States surrounding the Great Lakes have lost a lawsuit aimed at halting the spread of Asian carp. A US district court judge ruled that forcing the Army […]

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