• 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.

    Video of the week

    by  • October 10, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Booked a trip next year to fish for golden dorado in Uruguay with Steve Townson, who’s got some excellent fishing videos on the Amazon showing on satellite channels.The place we’re going, La Zona, has set all the world records for these amazing fish, and this shows a 50-pounder – caught on fly. I’ll be...

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    A pet fish that never needs feeding

    by  • October 6, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Imagine a pet fish that never needed feeding, and whose tank never needed cleaning. That’s what the Japanese have come up with – it’s surprisingly lifelike. Robofish, invented by Takara Tomy, even looks as if it is searching for and eating food, bobbing up and down on the floor of the tank. There appear...

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    Coming up at auction

    by  • October 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This bone fish hook is one of several at the Artifact Company’s internet auction of Native American artifacts  on October 14.         An attractive wicker creel with good leatherwork is on offer at Stony Ridge Auctions on October 7.     This 24in x 16in lithograph by the hugely popular Norman...

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    1891 Hardy Perfect sells for £10,500

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An 1891 4.5in brass Hardy Perfect was the highlight of Angling Auctions‘ sale at Chiswick, London, on Saturday, selling for a hefty £10,500 (excluding 15% buyers’ premium). A 2in Frederick Skinner Archimedian brass trout reel (pictured) reached £7000, while two cased fish, a Homer carp and a 25lb 6oz Cooper pike caught in 1951...

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