• 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.

    Man faces jail for selling invasive fish

    by  • September 27, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A man who sold live Asian carp in a state where the fish are threatening a $7 billion industry is facing a jail sentence. Proving once again that stupidity knows no boundaries, David Shane Costner of Harrisburg, Arkansas, has pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges. Each carries a maximum sentence of two years...

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    Cats get the cream in seafood catches

    by  • September 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Cats in Australia eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood a year – more than double the amount landed annually by the country’s  southern-east trawl fishery. The revelation comes in a paper entitled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies, produced by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics,...

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    More than 100 cased fish for sale

    by  • September 25, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This superb golden orfe mounted by the London taxidermist William Homer is one of more than 100 quality cased fish that are for sale at Fisherman’s Emporium, a shop-cum-museum run by collector and angling enthuisiast John Farey. The 3lb 2oz orfe, caught from Virginia Water in 1937, is one of the rarest cased fish...

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    Joining the Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame

    by  • September 25, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Saltwater pioneer Stu Apte, author Larry Solomon, writer John McGuane and Ed Shenk, tyer and instructor, will be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame next week. The ceremony, which takes place at The Catskill Fly-Fishing Center and Museum, is on October 6. And the event will also add four who have died:...

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