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    One for collectors with an interest in match-fishing: this print to celebrate 25 years of the UK’s Evesham Festival on the Warwickshire Avon is signed by many of those who have fished the Bank Holiday competitions, including the late Ivan Marks. All of the top matchmen have fished the contest over the years, and it’s one of the prime dates in the competition calendar. It comes up at Stroud Auction Rooms on November 15 and carries an estimate of £30-£40. It’s lot 1542. Check the auction out here.


    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 chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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