• 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.

    Angler mauled by grizzly

    by  • September 24, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An angler has been attacked by a grizzly bear while salmon-fishing on the Morice river in Houston. He is undergoing intensive surgery for a missing jaw and broken bones. The 65-year-old man, who has not been named, was fishing alone at dusk when he startled a sow and her cubs. Full story here. A

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    Commercial fishery fined for invasive species

    by  • September 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A commercial fishery has been fined nearly £5000 and ordered to pay £30,000 costs after checks revealed the lakes contained wels catfish and topmouth gudgeon. John and Wanda Ray pleading guilty to five offences under the Import of Live Fish Act for having the  invasive species in several lakes at Clawford Fishery in north Devon. The...

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    Thelwell exhibition features fishing cartoons

    by  • September 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Cartoons like this one are among an exhibition of Norman Thelwell’s work that opens on September 25. It takes place at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder St, in St James, London (www.chrisbeetles.com). Thelwell was best known  for his horse-related cartoons but he was a prolific illustrator who drew on all sorts of subjects....

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    Rare books in Canadian catalogue

    by  • September 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Rare books by William Blacker, Richard Franck, William Gilbert and Frederic Halford are among items in the latest catalogue from Patrick McGahern of Ontario. The rarest is probably the 1682 The Young Angler’s Companion, which carries a C$20,000 asking price. The Blacker, a first edition (1842) of Art of Angling, has the author’s signature...

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