• 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.

    Wild Scottish salmon get protected status

    by  • December 14, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The term “wild Scottish salmon” is to get European protection. Doesn’t do a great deal for the fish itself, but it means that salmon caught in other countries cannot now be sold, packaged or advertised as Scottish wild salmon. It now carries a protected geographical indication (PGI) , meaning that it has a particular...

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    The best auction for exotic fishing trips

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Three days chasing tarpon and snook at a top lodge in Costa Rica, five days’ big-game fishing in Madeira with accommodation and a week’s peacock bass fishing on the Amazon are just some of the lots in the International Game Fishing Association’s annual auction. Other items include books, tackle, art and clothing, as well...

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    The diary of BB, aged 17

    by  • December 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A reproduction of the diary of Denys Watkins-Pitchford (BB) has just been published. BB Diary and Sketchbook 1922 is taken from a diary that the naturalist, author and illustrator wrote when he was just 17. Not sure I’d want my teenage diary published for the world, but BB can’t do much about it, as...

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