• Anyone fancy learning how to make a split-cane rod?

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    A UK cane rod-making week could be on the cards – if there’s enough support. Classic Angling editor Keith Elliott hopes to generate enough interest to organise a residential workshop, where those taking part would make their own rod under expert guidance. “I know how well it works at the Catskill Fly Fishing Centre and Museum, where an annual workshop is allways full. Is there enough enthusiasm for such a workshop here? I don’t know, but I’m happy to organise it, if enough people get in touch.” Depending on the support, he said that it could either be organised to build a fly rod or a Mark IV-style 10-footer. He would be happy to receive expressions of interest from elsewhere in Europe.


    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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