• 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.

    Some fine angling books in US sale

    by  • November 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A copy of William Blacker’s 1855 Art of Fly Making is the highlight of a sale taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) at New England Book Auctions. It includes more than 200 lots, and while some are hunting and shooting, there’s a good range of quality books, many of them signed. They include several of the...

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    Our tip for a modern collectable reel

    by  • November 25, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Nothing original about suggesting ABUs as reels that will rise in value, but one that has already gone way beyond its original retail price is the Suveran fixed-spool. It’s a brilliant reel to use, with its very sensitive adjustable drag just below the bail arm, and it’s very well made. These are selling at...

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    Contest to win Andrew Field floats

    by  • November 24, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We’re going to run a competition to win a set of floats made by the highly talented Andrew Field. With individual examples of his work selling for more than £150, this is a great prize. The questions will be set by Jeff Della Mura, author of the excellent new book Hooked on Floats. Watch...

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    Halibut fisher hit with $100,000 fine

    by  • November 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A commercial fisherman who falsely reported his catches of halibut has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.  Freddie Joe Hankins of Cove, Oregon, was sentenced in Anchorage for lying about where he had caught 31,000lb of halibut. He was fined $25,000 and must pay $75,000 as a community service payment. In addition, he must...

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    Charter boat skipper facing jail threat

    by  • November 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An owner of a Florida charter boat is facing the threat of a jail sentence for failing to report his catches. Jason Cardinale, who runs Samana Expert Fishing Charters out of Jupiter, appeared in a West Palm Beach courtroom this week to face charges of submitting false no-fishing activity reports. If  convicted, he could face...

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