• 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.

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some fine lures are among the highlights at Mullock’s auction at Ludlow tomorrow (November 10), which also offers online bidding. There is a named nickel silver Gregory Windsor Bee, a pink mother-of-pearl Hardy Devon minnow and an Allcock Paragon, as well as an early 4in leather hand-painted hollow-body bait with lead head and a...

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    Blacker sells for £15,000

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An 1842 variant second issue of William Blacker’s Art of Fly Making that sold for £15,000 (excluding 20% buyers’ commission) was the highlight of an auction of sporting books at Bloomsbury Auctions in London. Others to make good prices included a presentation de luxe copy of John Waller Hills’ 1924 A Summer on the...

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    Rare books in London auction

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some very rare and early angling books, including an 1842  variant second issue of William Blacker’s Art of Fly Making, come up a sale of sporting books at Bloomsbury Auctions in London tomorrow (November 8). The Blacker, with 31 flies attached with silver paper seals, will be interesting to watch because an 1843 copy...

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    Two Brunner rods top €2000 at auction

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Two mint-condition rods by the excellent cane rodmaker Walter Brunner both went over €2000 at Hildebrant’s latest auction in Germany. A 7ft 6in 4-5 weight Pielach soared to €2350, while an 8ft  Thymalli finished on €2300. Brunner, who died in 2007, was an Austrian who specialised in bamboo rods and his output has always...

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    Yours for £1000, a £14.99 book

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It would seem unwise to do your book shopping at Fishing Tackle Direct, if its prices for two carp books are anything to go by. The company is advertising Carp Fishing Masterclass and The Fox Guide to Modern Carp Fishing for the bargain price of £999.99 on eBay. It’s even charging £2.90 for postage,...

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    Bass Pro shops founder wins his own award

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has won a conservation award named after him. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies presented its inaugural Johnny Morris Award to him for a lifetime of service to fish and wildlife conservation. The new award will be conferred annually to a citizen conservationist who “exemplifies Morris’s leadership...

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