• 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.

    Anglers halt hydro scheme on Trent

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Fish Legal has halted a hydropower development on the river Trent at Sawley Weir, Nottingham. The victory by the organisation, part of the Angling Trust, is one of the biggest cases in its 64-year history. A judge ruled that  the Environment Agency failed to give proper consideration to angling when it granted an impoundment...

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    What’s in the latest issue?

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    How carp got to Australia, plans for a UK angling museum (and one in the US for Mitchell too) plus the history of the world’s greatest day-ticket salmon fishing are among stories in the latest issue of Classic Angling. You’ll also find Hoagy B Carmichael talking about how he converted a Norwegian ghillie to...

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    Fishy stuff in upcoming auctions

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A sale on Saturday (November 24) in Chippenham, Wiltshire, lists “a quantity of fishing tackle reels and rods, including a Youngs Pridex Lightweight, numerous other reels, several other fishing rods, net etc”. Hard to tell from the photograph, but one of those reels looks to be an early Mitchell Cap and an early 300....

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    Giant salmon caught from Tweed

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A near-50lb salmon has been landed from the river Tweed. The 50in fish, with a 25in girth, was caught by Jim Read of Edinburgh on the river at Scott’s View, about three miles east of Melrose. It is the biggest from  the river for more than 25 years and was returned after capture. The...

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    Sea lice killing 40% of salmon

    by  • November 17, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Sea lice are causing almost half of wild salmon deaths, a report by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed. It is, of course, the aquaculture industry that is at the heart of the problem, and there are fears that unless action is taken to slash those statistics, it will have a serious effect on salmon...

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    Ultra-rare fish ‘caught’ off Mexico

    by  • November 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    One of the world’s rarest large saltwater fish, a louvar, has turned up off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Very little is known about the pink-coloured fish, except that it grows to more than 6ft with a weight of more than 300lb, and has a characteristic bulging forehead. Louvar are occasionally found in surface waters...

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