• 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.

    Banned supertrawler turns up in South Pacific

    by  • April 19, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The 142-metre supertrawler banned by Australia because of fears over its impact on the country’s  pelagic fishery has turned up off Chile. The giant factory-freezer ship anchored near the port city of Talcahuano before heading out to sea, according to Greenpeace. It is expected to exploit jack mackerel fisheries in the South Pacific. Jack...

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    East Europeans banned from fishing lake

    by  • April 10, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A fishing ban on Eastern Europeans has sparked controversy at a UK lake. The owner of Lakeview Camping Park, Eddie Whitehead, has put up signs saying:  No Eastern Europeans. He said it was the only thing to do to “prevent Eastern Europeans stealing fish”. He added: ““Every fishery has the same problem. They are...

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    Woman catches fish with her vagina

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A television presenter filming a survival series caught a fish by using her vagina as “bait”. Whether the series of Naked Castaway on the Discovery Channel features this somewhat, er, unusual method of angling, I’m unable to say, but it appears that Kellie Nightlinger, 38, was so hungry after two weeks in the wild...

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    Mr Crabtree series back on TV

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The acclaimed new series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree is being repeated on satellite television stations from tomorrow (April 9). You can watch it on Quest at midday every Tuesday. Talks are still going on about the series going to Sky and even possibly to Channel 4. There are also high hopes...

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    Farlow’s to be sold

    by  • April 7, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Farlow’s, one of the most historic and enduring names in angling, is to be sold, we can reveal. The company started in 1840. This and many other great stories appear in the latest issue of Classic Angling. They include: * Why one company adoped the swastika as its trademark; * The earliest days of...

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    Fishing app checks weather and hotspots

    by  • February 12, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A free fishing-specific weather app for Android and iPhone users has just been released. FishMarX is a GPS marking tool you can use  on the water to save important features. It means you can return to the exact place, or check the weather before heading back. It displays a map with your precise position...

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