• Choose your top 10

    by  • November 2, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Just finished a feature for The Field magazine, which celebrates its 160th anniverary next year, on the ten anglers who have  made a special contribution to fishing during that period. I’m not revealing my names quite yet, but I’d be interested to hear others’ views on who they should be. Remember: you have a limit of just ten names…


    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.

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