• About Keith Elliott

    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.

    Rare fishing books at US auction

    by  • March 26, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some fine and rare fishing books are up for auction at PBA Galleries in California tomorrow (March 27). They include: * presentation copies of Zane Grey’s An American Angler in Australia, Tales of Swordfish and Tuna and Tales of Tahitian Waters; * one of the superb 30 collector editions of Rare and Unusual Fly...

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    Catching fish in the sewers

    by  • December 17, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A teenager claims to have invented a new sport: sewer fishing. Kyle Naegeli of Texas appears on a Youtube video catching catfish and bluegills from the storm drain next to his house. He claims that all you need is some line, bait and patience. He is shown dropping the bait down the sewer, then...

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    Australia sets up sharks’ kill zone

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kill zones with baited lines targeting large sharks such as great whites are being set up in Western Australia. The state government is to hire professional fishermen to catch and kill large sharks that enter a zone within 0.6 mile from shore. The measures follow six deaths in two years from sharks, the most...

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    How not to unhook a tiger shark

    by  • December 10, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Unhooking a tiger shark is a job best left to those experienced at dealing with one of the sea’s most feared predators, but the fish’s formidable teeth didn’t deter these amateurs fishing off a beach in Coral Bay, western Australia. They climb on its back and remove the hook with what looks like a...

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    1887 Allcock catalogue comes up for auction

    by  • December 6, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A very rare 1887 Allcock catalogue is on offer at an online auction.  It has 38 plates, with eight of them in colour, showing rods, reels, flies, lures, nets and creels. It was clearly designed to cover several markets because the front cover reads: “S Allcock & Co, Redditch, England, Angleterre. Album d’Illustrations. Gezeichnetes...

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    Actress poses naked with a conger

    by  • December 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Actress Gillian Anderson poses naked with a conger eel to publicise a campaign against destructive fishing practices. The campaign, run by the charity Fishlove, aims to raise awareness of unsustainable overfishing that is endangering the marine ecosystem. You might wonder how a celebrity taking their clothes off and draping a conger around her neck...

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