• 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.

    Hooked marlin sinks boat

    by  • February 1, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A hooked black marlin appears to have sunk a sports-fishing boat off Panama. The dramatic pictures, which appear on Marlin magazine’s Facebook page,  were taken by another boat that was photographing the action. While the marlin didn’t actually charge the boat and punch huge holes in it, the fish’s scorching runs forced the captain to...

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    Small-size Hardy Perfect at UK auction

    by  • January 29, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A 2.75in Hardy Perfect is the highlight of Moore Allen Innocent’s sporting sale this Friday. The reel, with 1912 check mechanism, rim-mounted tensioner and a smooth brass foot, is estimated at an ambitious £1100-£1500, thoiugh this is a rare size. It is fitted with a later agate line guide,  and the ring has been...

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    Phone app offers sea fishing information

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anglers can now get a phone app that gives tidal information, weather forecasts, maps, fish species guides and information about bait and rigs right around the Welsh coast. ShoreCatch (www.shorecatch.co.uk) allows users to enter conditions at their location and generates lists of species available to catch under those conditions. The company behind it, Codiki...

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    Trevor Champ, fish committee chairman, dies

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Trevor Champ, chairman of the Irish Specimen Fish Committee, has died following a relatively short illness. A senior research scientist with the Central Fisheries Board (now Inland Fisheries Ireland) before he retired in 2008 , he devoted much of his time and expertise to improving water quality in Irish lakes and rivers. One of...

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    Ice shelters now offer thermal linings

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A new range of ice shelters made by Frabil now includes a five-wall thermal insulation. The range covers two-angler shelters up to its Headquarters model, which it claims will accommodate six fishermen. Wish I’d had something like this, the first time I went ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota (see picture), when everyone...

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    Lang’s cuts prices in its store by 20%

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Lang’s has slashed prices in its annual store posting by 20% on all the remaining items. While many of the prize items have already sold, there was a good range of everything from Heddon lures, skeleton reels, casting weights and fishing postcards to early magazines, casting weights and decoys left when we looked today....

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    In the latest issue of Classic Angling

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A museum that has put 17 world record carvings up for sale, an insider’s analysis of what the future holds for Hardy and the first attempt to unravel the complicated involvement of the Malleson family in the New York tackle trade are among the stories in the latest issue of Classic Angling. There’s also...

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